What is dry socket?

This is a condition more properly known as alveolar osteitis. It is a temporary dental condition that occurs after tooth extraction. This occurs when the blood clot is lost from an extraction site, prematurely exposing underlying bone and nerves and causing increasing pain. About 2% to 5% of people having a tooth extraction may develop dry socket afterward. In fact, this is the most common complication following tooth extractions.

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