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What is dry socket and how do you get it?

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Dry socket: Dry socket is a painful complication that can happen after tooth extraction. The pain typically starts about 2-3 days after extraction. Other symptoms of dry socket include bad breath and an unpleasant smell. The most important thing you can do to prevent a dry socket is follow the postoperative instructions by your surgeon.

Answered 11/14/2014

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