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3. Surgical Instruments


a. General. Alveolectomy is the contouring of alveolar bone. It may be done to smooth the bone after removal of teeth or other surgery, to contour irregular ridges, to remove bone undercuts, or to increase the space between the maxillary and mandibular ridges before the fabrication of dentures.

b. Instrument Setup. See figure 3-36.

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Figure 3-36. Instruments and materials for alveolectomy.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015