A member asked:

I've lost the blood clot on my molar less than 24 hours after extraction. will i now definitely get dry socket? the pain is only slightly worse now.

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Dr. Nilesh Dalal answered

Specializes in Periodontics

Dry socket: Not necessarily that you will have a dry socket as if there was an excess of the clot which came off then you shall be fine. But disturbance of the clot is usually the reason for a dry socket. 24 or less a new clot may develop.

Answered 7/10/2017

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