Healing alveolar sockets in skeletonized remains: A report on cases from one month to twelve months post-extraction.

Affiliation

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, 106 Peacekeeper Drive, Bldg. D, Offutt AFB, NE 68113-4006, United States. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The removal of a tooth is a common clinical procedure documented in an individual's dental record. A photographic and radiographic series of healing alveolar ridges/sockets are presented. The history of a documented extraction and a concordant finding of healing alveolar bone could assist in strengthening an association between a set of unidentified remains and an individual.

Keywords

Central identification laboratory (CIL),Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA),Forensic odontology,Forensic science,Healing alveolar sockets,Recently extracted teeth,