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Medical Term:

alveoloplasty

Pronunciation: al-vē′ō-lō-plas′tē

Definition: Surgical preparation of the alveolar ridges for the reception of dentures; shaping and smoothing of socket margins after extraction of teeth with subsequent suturing to ensure optimal healing.

Synonym(s): alveoplasty

[alveolo- + G. plassō, to form]

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