tooth socket


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Noun1.tooth socket - a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a toothtooth socket - a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth
socket - a bony hollow into which a structure fits
alveolar process, alveolar ridge, gum ridge - a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
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If a permanent tooth is dislodged from the socket, try gently replacing it into the tooth socket.
Camarasaurus had up to three "baby teeth" lined up in each tooth socket, and replaced about one tooth every 62 days.
Sometimes it's possible to remove a tooth and put the implant straight into the tooth socket.
Let the blood clot form naturally and stay in place in the empty tooth socket.
This eighth edition contains new sections on the healing of the normal tooth socket, the relationship between the pathology of caries and its treatment, and implants, osseointegration, and osteonecrosis.