Pain 1-3 days after . When a tooth is extracted a blood clot forms in its socket. This blood clot has its own blood supply & becomes the organization in the wound for new bone & gum to form to complete healing. When the blood supply to the clot becomes disrupted the clot dies & leaves the bone & nerves uncovered & exposed in the socket resulting in pain.
Loss of blood clot. After an extraction, a blood clot should form in the socket. This serves as a matrix for bone growth and pain free healing. A dry socket occurs when either no clot forms or when it is washed away or dissolves. This can be painful. Very difficult extractions w/ a lot of trauma are one cause of dry sockets.
Lost clot . A dry socket happens when the blood clot is lost after dental surgery . Your body forms a blood clot which is a natural band - aid to protect your jaw bone after tooth removal. If the clot is disturbed it may become lost and now your body must heal in a more complex manner. Most patients describe excruciating pain with a lost clot (dry socket). The dental surgeon has remedies for this condition.
Alveolar osteitis. Alveolar osteitis, or dry socket, is a complication of wound healing following extraction of a tooth. Alveolar refers to the bone supporting tooth structure, and osteitis means inflammation of bone. Following an extraction, if the blood clot is lost prematurely, then a dry looking exposure of the bone sockets results. Pain and infection are likely.