Dry Socket

  • (noun): Inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form.
    Synonyms: alveolitis

Some articles on socket, dry socket, dry:

Dental Extraction - Complications
... There is a bony floor of the sinus dividing the tooth socket from the sinus itself ... Dry socket (Alveolar osteitis) is a painful phenomenon that most commonly occurs a few days following the removal of mandibular (lower) wisdom teeth ... a phenomenon of painful inflammation within the empty tooth socket because of the relatively poor blood supply to this area of the mandible (which explains why dry socket is usually not experienced in ...
Alveolar Osteitis
... Alveolar osteitis or, colloquially, a dry socket, is a complication of wound healing following extraction of a tooth ... It is known as "dry socket" as after the clot is lost, the socket has dry appearance because of exposed bone ... bleeding and lays framework for new tissues to develop there but in case of dry socket, the clot is dislodged and the bone is exposed ...

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