Limited portions of the alveolus are frequently broken in the extraction of teeth.
A dental plate should be fitted to fill up the gap in the alveolus.
A muco-purulent discharge escapes from within the free edge of the gum and alveolus.
In the Atlantic City specimen the axis of the tooth where it emerges from the alveolus is 91 mm.
The tooth should be pulled out straight, lest the alveolus be broken.
The alveolus lies entirely behind the symphysis, its anterior end being 160 mm.
The teeth all are present and entire except that p2 on the right side is missing from its alveolus.
"B" is a right ramus bearing m2 and the roots of m3 and is broken off at the middle of the alveolus of m1.
When in the natural position, these teeth protrude about 33 mm., or a little more than one-third their height, above the alveolus.
What is meant is a piece of the alveolar process, or portion of bone around the alveolus.
1706, from Latin alveolus "a tray, trough, basin; bed of a small river," diminutive of alvus "belly, stomach, paunch, bowels; hold of a ship," from PIE *aulo- "hole, cavity" (cf. Greek aulos "tube, pipe," Old Church Slavonic uliji, Lithuanian aulys "beehive" (hollow trunk), Armenian yli "pregnant").
alveolus al·ve·o·lus (āl-vē'ə-ləs)
n. pl. al·ve·o·li (-lī')
A small angular cavity or pit, such as a tooth socket or an air sac.