Dry Socket




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

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)