Remnant Lamina Dura

Definition: Lamina dura (bony socket border) that has not resorbed after the extraction of a tooth.

Radiographic Features:

Location: Any site of previous tooth extraction.

Edge: Well-defined.

Shape: May appear to be outline of tooth roots, linear or curved if only a portion is remnant.

Internal: Radiopaque, radiopacity of cortical bone.

Other: May be associated with normal bone healing or sclerotic bone healing.

Number: May be single or multiple.

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Remnant lamina dura

Remnant lamina dura

Remnant lamina dura

(mandibular left molar region)


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