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Could dry mouth cause dry socket?

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In brief: No

Not that i heard of.

In brief: No

Not that i heard of.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

A dry socket is caused by the loss of the clot after the extraction.
The clot is important because it covers the bone, thereby reducing pain after the extraction and is the scaffold for healing to begin. The clot forms even though you have dry mouth.

In brief: No

A dry socket is caused by the loss of the clot after the extraction.
The clot is important because it covers the bone, thereby reducing pain after the extraction and is the scaffold for healing to begin. The clot forms even though you have dry mouth.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dr. Joel Doyon
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Dr. Andrea Kossler
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Could be related

Dry mouth will not cause a dry socket, however the same cause of your dry mouth could also be causing the dry socket or decreased tear production.
Certain diseases (sjogrens syndrome) or medications can cause a decrease in tears, mucous and saliva and result in both dry mouth and a dry socket.

In brief: Could be related

Dry mouth will not cause a dry socket, however the same cause of your dry mouth could also be causing the dry socket or decreased tear production.
Certain diseases (sjogrens syndrome) or medications can cause a decrease in tears, mucous and saliva and result in both dry mouth and a dry socket.
Dr. Andrea Kossler
Dr. Andrea Kossler
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Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry

In brief: Probably not

The dry socket happens when you lose the blood clot from the extraction site.

In brief: Probably not

The dry socket happens when you lose the blood clot from the extraction site.
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