dry socket

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dry socket

n.
A painful inflamed condition at the site of extraction of a tooth that occurs when a blood clot fails to form properly or is dislodged.
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Noun1.dry socket - inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
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The term dry socket was first coined by Crawford in the year 1896.1 Local osteitis, post operative osteitis, alveoalgia, alveolitis sicca dolorosa, septic osteitis, necrotic socket, localized osteomyelitis and fibrin-olytic alveolitis have also been used in reference to this condition.