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Tooth Extraction-Related Terminology

Brett December 12, 2019

Tooth Extraction-Related Terminology


Closed extraction (X or XS):

Extraction of teeth without flap creation; X is used when closed extraction is performed without tooth sectioning; XS is used when closed extraction is performed with tooth sectioning or removal of interproximal crown tissue

Open extraction (XSS):

Extraction of teeth after flap creation and alveolectomy

Alveolectomy (ALV):

Removal of some or all of the alveolar bone

Alveoloplasty (ALV):

A form of alveolectomy performed to restore physiological contours or achieve smooth contours of the alveolar bone.