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What is a dry socket?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Dry socket

Is painful complication following tooth extraction.
Helpful home remedy for pain is clove oil.

In brief: Dry socket

Is painful complication following tooth extraction.
Helpful home remedy for pain is clove oil.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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In brief: Basically,

A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction.
It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket.

In brief: Basically,

A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction.
It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket.
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dr. Justin Zumstein
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