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Dry Socket: Causes, Risks Factors and Prevention

Dry socket is a painful complication that develops most commonly after extractions of particular teeth. It occurs when a blood clot that normally forms in the tooth socket after extraction does not develop or is lost. The role of the blood clot is to protect the bony socket from exposure to food particles, air and infection while it heals. The tooth extractions that most often result in dry socket are those of the lower molars, […]