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Dry Socket - A Post Extraction Complication

Written by
Dr. Nivedita Dalmia
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Apr 28, 2015 and last reviewed on Dec 30, 2019   -  2 min read

Abstract

Abstract

Dry socket, otherwise called alveolar osteitis, is a painful condition that occurs when the blood clot for an extraction socket gets dislodged. Read about the causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Dry Socket - A  Post Extraction Complication
Contents

What is a Dry Socket?

Dry socket is a painful dental condition that occurs after permanent tooth extraction, if not taken proper care of the extraction socket, it will lead to dislodgement of blood clot from the extraction socket.

Why does a Dry Socket Occur?

Symptoms of Dry Socket

Treatments

Healing Time Required for a Dry Socket:

How to Prevent Dry Socket after Tooth Extraction?

In case of persistent pain even after extraction of the affected tooth, consult a dentist online to rule out dry socket --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dentist

 

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