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Alveolectomy (alveolectomia; lat. alveolus a cell, a bubble, a hole (tooth) + Greek ektome – excision, cutting, removal) – surgery on removal of edges of an alveolus of tooth and sites of interroot and interalveolar partitions. The alveolectomy is carried out after removal single or, more often, several nearby teeth for the purpose of formation of edge of an alveolar shoot, as a rule, before performing prosthetics and in a number of some other cases.

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