Dry Socket

Dry socket, otherwise called alveolar osteitis, is an extremely painful complication of extraction. The socket from where the tooth is extracted usually contains the blood clot, which helps in healing. But in this condition, the blood clot dislodges and exposes the underlying bone and nerves.

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Is dry socket a complication after tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor,It has been five days since I got my wisdom tooth pulled out. The extraction took around 45 minutes for that one tooth and they had to break it into three pieces. The wisdom tooth was impacted. My dentist packed the socket, but said that I might have dry socket. The pain with the packing w...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dry socket is one of the complications of tooth extraction. If the dry socket occurs, then it takes 7 to 10 days to heal. Do lukewarm saline mouth rinse for three to four days. And, continue the medication as advised. Increase protein intake in your diet, avoid alcohol,...  Read Full »

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