• dental
  • Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by exaggerated host immune responses to dysregulated microbiota in dental biofilms leading to degradation of tissues and alveolar bone loss. (diva-portal.org)
  • The alveolar process (/ælˈviːələr/) (alveolar bone) is the thickened ridge of bone that contains the tooth sockets (dental alveoli) on bones that hold teeth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Proper development is impossible because the alveolar unit of each dental arch must form in response to the tooth germs in the area. (wikipedia.org)
  • The density of the alveolar bone in a given area also determines the route that dental infection takes with abscess formation, as well as the efficacy of local infiltration during the use of local anesthesia. (wikipedia.org)