2019-08-28

ORAL SURGERY : What Is a Dry Socket?


This condition is a common post-operative complication associated with having a tooth extracted.

It involves a situation where an extraction site's healing process is interrupted (delayed) due to the loss of the blood clot that normally occupies the empty tooth socket.

The predominate signs of a dry socket include:

1) Throbbing pain and

2) A foul odor and taste coming from the extraction site.

Characteristically, these symptoms do not appear until a few days after the tooth was removed.

Pain medications on their own, even prescription ones, are seldom effective in managing the discomfort associated with a dry socket.

See also: TRISMUS : Aetiology, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment



Fuente: Youtube / Dr. Mark Burhenne



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