alveoloplasty

noun

al·​ve·​o·​lo·​plas·​ty al-ˈvē-ə-(ˌ)lō-ˌplas-tē How to pronounce alveoloplasty (audio)
variants or alveoplasty
plural alveoloplasties
: surgical shaping of the dental alveoli and alveolar processes especially after extraction of several teeth or in preparation for dentures

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“Alveoloplasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alveoloplasty. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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