Tooth Socket

  • (noun): A bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth.
    Synonyms: alveolus

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Dental Extraction - Complications
... Swelling Often dictated by the amount of surgery performed to extract a tooth (e.g ... to the tissues both hard and soft surrounding a tooth) ... Bruising Bruising may occur as a complication after tooth extraction ...

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