A 31-year-old member asked:
what does the blood clot look like from a dry socket?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Stacey Laskis answered
Specializes in Dentistry
Would not be a clot: Having a dry socket after a dental extraction means that the clot has become dislodged. Just like when you have a cut on your skin and a scab forms, you need to have a clot form over the extraction site. If the clot becomes dislodged, you will have the bone and underlying tissues exposed which causes the pain. Clots normally become dislodged due to rinsing, spitting, smoking, straw drinking.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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