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Medical Term:

alveoalgia

Pronunciation: al′vē-ō-al′jē-ă

Definition: A postoperative complication of tooth extraction in which the blood clot in the socket disintegrates, resulting in focal osteomyelitis and severe pain.

Synonym(s): alveolalgia, alveolar osteitis, dry socket

[alveolus + G. algos, pain]

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