Why is the blood clot important?
The blood clot has several roles following a tooth extraction. First, it helps to stop the bleeding by acting as a plug over the wound. Second, it protects the underlying structures during the healing process. If the blood clot is lost, the underlying bone is exposed along with the sensitive nerve endings. This will cause the pain and discomfort associated with dry socket.
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