What is a Dry socket? (alveolar osteitis) This is the most common post-extraction complication and perhaps the most painful. Incidence varies from 1.7-3% for routine extractions and 15-37% for surgical and impaction extractions, many times involving lower molars.
A dry socket results due to failure of a blood clot after tooth removal, effectively, leaving bone exposed and filled with food debris.
Signs/ Symptoms include:
Factors causing dry socket:
If you are experiencing a dry socket contact Healthy Smile Centre 9662 0999 immediately to get the socket dressed with medication.