dry socket


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Synonyms for dry socket

inflammation in the socket of a tooth

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Dry socket, also called as alveolar osteitis, is a painful complication that can follow after extraction of any tooth but occurs commonly within 2 to 5 days after removal of impacted mandibular third molar (IMTM) surgically.6,7 Pain is a consistent feature of dry socket but other features that include halitosis, inflamed gingiva, empty socket, bare whitish bone, fever and lymphadenopathy, may also be present.8-11 Some factors have been reported to increase the risk of dry socket.
Dry Socket Etiology, Diagnosis, and clinical treatment techniques.
Alishahi, "Effects of intra-alveolar placement of 0.2% chlorhexidine bioadhesive gel on dry socket incidence and postsurgical pain: a double-blind split-mouth randomized controlled clinical trial.," Journal of Orofacial Pain, vol.
Any post- operative complications are dealt with, as they would be with an extraction: irrigation and alvogyl in the case of dry socket, antibiotics, irrigation with chlorhexidine and drainage in the case of infection.
The use of oral contraceptives has been related with a considerable increase in the frequency of dry sockets after removal of impacted lower third molars.
Dry socket is a complication of about one in 20 extractions.
Research on herbal treatment in dentistry has focused on certain activities like oral plaque, gingivitis, periodontites, but not much on the dry socket.
Respondents had adequate knowledge about the first and second line antibiotics for odontogenic infections and dental problems like dental abscess, dry socket, pericoronitis, chronic osteomyelitis, acute periapical periodontitis and orofacial pain.
A study in the British Dental Journal shows that women taking the Pill are more susceptible to dry socket, an infection which prevents normal healing of the vacant tooth socket.
For example, Ramos et al8 have performed a systematic review and meta-analysis and concluded that systemic antibiotics significantly reduce the risk of dry socket after extraction of lower third molar.
The most common complications following third molar surgery include, sensory nerve damage, dry socket, infection, hemorrhage and pain.
One of the most serious and painful complication was dry socket which can be defined as a condition in which blood clot is dislodged and/or disintegrates with the production of a foul odor and severe pain but no suppuration.
Commonly known as dry socket" this condition remains a common postoperative problem that results in severe pain and repeated clinic/hospital visits.
Total of 1.20% patients developed signs and symptoms of dry socket after 3-4 days.
Objective of this study was to highlight the efficacy of chlorhexidine gel in prevention of dry socket in the post-operative period of mandibular third molar surgical extraction in comparison to chlorhexidine rinses.