alveolar process


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Noun1.alveolar process - a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teethalveolar process - a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
tooth socket, alveolus - a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth
alveolar artery, arteria alveolaris - a branch of the maxillary artery that supplies the alveolar process
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
jaw - the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
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Localized gingival enlargement associated with alveolar process expansion: peripheral ossifying fibroma coincident with central odontogenic fibroma.
There would also be a risk of decreased growth of the alveolar process which is dependent on tooth eruption which would complicate future orthodontic treatment with difficult space closure and unfavourable tooth angulation.
This edition has new sections on soft tissue injuries associated with dental trauma, how decoronation of ankylosed anterior teeth in adolescents can preserve the alveolar process for later implant placement, and identifying predictors for pulpal and periodontal ligament healing complications as well as for tooth loss.