tooth socket

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tooth socket a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth
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Usage

In literature:

Baly mentions a case of epilepsy occasioned by irritation in the socket of a tooth.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
What becomes of the socket when a tooth is removed?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
These teeth may have sometimes fallen out of older males, but the tooth sockets should still be visible in the gums.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
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In news:

After getting four dry sockets from wisdom tooth extraction, Lindsay O'Nan got an infection into her blood.
After getting four dry sockets from wisdom tooth extraction, Lindsay O' Nan got an infection into her blood.
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