dry socket


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dry socket

[¦drī ′säk·ət]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the dental alveolus, especially the inflamed condition following the removal of a tooth. Also known as alveolitis.
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Pain and dry socket were reported to be lower in the coronectomy group and there was no difference in infection rates in either group.
Effect of oral contraceptive e cycle on dry socket (localized alveolar osteitis).
Jorge and Bauer (1996) showed that in the dry socket suppuration does not take place, and exposed bony tissue of grayish coloration, sensibility to the instrumentation and fetid scent are observed.
Dry socket literally mean dry appearance of the extraction site after washing out the blood clot which was first described by Crawford in 1896.
Generally dry socket is considered to occur 1-3 days after tooth extraction5 but 95-100% of AO have been reported within a week.
It was concluded that formation of dry socket can be prevented by taking proper history of the patient prescribing antibiotics for infections and avoiding excessive use of local anesthetic with adrenaline.
Results of this study revealed a 67% reduction in postoperative dry socket in the gel group (P less than
Dry socket or alveolar osteitis is the post extrac- tion socket in which the patient is having pain due to loss of blood clot thus exposing bone to air, food and fluids.
Key words: Dry socket, Incidence, Clinical features, Treatment outcome
The term Dry Socket (Alveolar Osteitis) is attributed to an American dentist James Young Crawford who in1896 used the term to describe a socket that was devoid of the blood clot and associated with pain.
In the present study 71% of dry socket cases were associated with fully bony impacted third molars.
Postoperatively, patients were fol-lowed for normal healing, persistent pain and swelling, infection of the surgical site, dry socket, trismus, paresthesia and ulceration.