alveolar abscess n.
An abscess in the alveolar ridge of the jaw, usually caused by the spread of infection from an adjacent nonvital tooth. Also called dental abscess.
It should be added that during the stupor an alveolar abscess developed which discharged pus.
Periodontitis is usually followed by the formation of an alveolar abscess.
An alveolar abscess deeply seated in the maxilla may open into the maxillary antrum and set up suppuration in that cavity.