Normal Bone Healing

Definition: Bone that heals in an area of an extraction or surgery with normal bone trabeculation and no evidence of a previous tooth or surgery.

Radiographic Features:

Location: Any site of previous tooth extraction or surgery of the jaws.

Edge: Continuous bone trabeculae with the surrounding bone.

Shape: Shape of existing alveolar ridge or jaws.  May have a slight ‘cupping’ or saucer shape at the crest of the alveolar ridge.

Internal: Radiopaque with bone trabeculae evident.

Other: None.

Number: There is no number evident.

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Normal bone healing

(note no evidence of teeth in the area distal to the premolar)

Normal bone healing

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