What is 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 ... surgical insult to the tissues both hard and soft surrounding a tooth) ... Bruising Bruising may occur as a complication after tooth extraction ...

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    If only one tooth aches, rejoice that not all of them ache.... If your wife betrays you, be glad that she betrayed only you and not the nation.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)