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alveolar

[al′vē·ə·lər]
(biology)
Of or relating to an alveolus.
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The geometric mean PbB was incrementally greater as the extent of attachment loss and severity of alveolar bone loss increased.
However, we believe that the most likely direction for the observed association indicates that alveolar bone loss promotes increased PbB levels.
The relationship between attachment level loss and alveolar bone loss.
Alveolar bone loss in 5-year old New Zealand children: its prevalence and relationship to caries prevalence, socioeconomic status and ethnic origin.
Alveolar bone loss and restorative dentistry in the primary molars.
Periodontitis--inflammation of the periodontium that involves alveolar bone loss and deepening of the gingival sulcus (pocket).
Patients with periodontitis exhibiting moderate (4-5mm) and deep ([greater than or equal to] 6 mm) probing depths were 2 to 3 times more likely to exhibit alveolar bone loss over 10 years.
Alveolar bone loss is characterized by the reduction in height and volume of the maxillary and mandibular bones that underlie and support teeth.
Interestingly, however, Figure 9, a repeat rotational tomogram, taken approximately 18 months post-initial presentation, does not demonstrate rapid progressive alveolar bone loss one might expect to see in comparison to the paient's initial bone-levels.
Acrodynia, a rare condition that causes rapid alveolar bone loss, premature loss of teeth, hair loss and fatigue has also been discounted as a possible cause on the basis that there is no history of mercury poisoning.