What is Alveolitis?
Alveolitis can refer to two inflammatory conditions. It can refer to inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs, or the dental alveolus in the jaw.
Alveolitis in the jaw is also known as dry socket. This type of inflamed tooth socket is usually seen after tooth extractions in smokers or people with diabetes.
Alveolitis is the accumulation of inflammatory and immune effector cells within the alveolar walls and spaces.