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Disease Dry Socket

Name Dry Socket
Synonyms Alveolalgia | Alveolalgias | Alveolar Osteitides | Alveolar Osteitis | Alveolar Periostitides | Alveolar Periostitis | Alveolitis Sicca Dolorosa | Dry Sockets | Osteitides, Alveolar | Osteitis, Alveolar | Periostitides, Alveolar | Periostitis, Alveolar | Socket, Dry | Sockets, Dry
Definition A condition sometimes occurring after tooth extraction, particularly after traumatic extraction, resulting in a dry appearance of the exposed bone in the socket, due to disintegration or loss of the blood clot. It is basically a focal osteomyelitis without suppuration and is accompanied by severe pain (alveolalgia) and foul odor. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Categories Mouth disease
MeSH® ID D004368
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