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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They found waterpipe smoking to be associated with gum diseases, dry socket, oral cancer and esophageal cancer among other conditions.
Dry socket infection is at the site of a recent tooth extraction, causing pain, bad breath, and unpleasant taste.
I had an infection and a dry socket and I woke up on a Sunday morning and there was no doctor available.
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The facility is also producing Carrington's SaliCept Oral Patch, which is intended for use in tooth extraction sites to manage alveolar osteitis, an often-painful condition also known as dry socket.