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What could cause a dry socket?

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Dr. Thomas Davis answered

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Dry socket: When a extraction site heals too fast from the top down this can occur. It is better to heal from the bottom of the socket first and gradually work it's way to the top during the following few weeks.

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Dr. David Schneider answered

Specializes in Dentistry

After extraction: If the blood clot which forms in the socket is lost - then you can develop what is known as a dry socket. They are very painful and need to be professionally treated.

Answered 5/21/2021

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