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Partial Dry Socket
Dry socket: "Dry Socket" means the clot has washed out and bone is now exposed to the oral environment. That's what causes painful damage to the bone. Your Dentist or Oral Surgeon Specialist should be contacted for treatment if extraction site becomes unduly painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad: Basically the clot that was supposed to form after tooth extraction is either never formed or removed....Both usually due to improper care. It's the exposure of bone and great pain follows. http://www.animated-teeth.com/dry-sockets/a1-dry-sockets.htm should help you with all the info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: A dry socket is relatively easily treated by a dentist who can place medication into the socket, usually every 2-3 days until healing resumes and the pain subsides. This can take one visit or many depending upon the medical conditions, the difficulty of the extraction, and whether or not an infection was present. Relief usually begins within hours of placement of the medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: The cause of dry socket is not completely known. The general hypothesis used are: bone tissue that's been traumatized during the extraction and tissue activators that cause the blood clot to disintegrate. The lack of blood clot in socket and exposed alveolar bone is a factor not a cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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