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Dry Socket - A Post-Extraction Complication

Published on Apr 28, 2015 and last reviewed on Nov 10, 2021   -  2 min read


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

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


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 -->


Last reviewed at:
10 Nov 2021  -  2 min read




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