jueves, noviembre 07, 2019

ORAL SURGERY : What Is a Dry Socket?

This condition is a common post-operative complication associated with having a tooth extracted.

It involves a situation where an extraction site's healing process is interrupted (delayed) due to the loss of the blood clot that normally occupies the empty tooth socket.

The predominate signs of a dry socket include:

1) Throbbing pain and

2) A foul odor and taste coming from the extraction site.

Characteristically, these symptoms do not appear until a few days after the tooth was removed.

Pain medications on their own, even prescription ones, are seldom effective in managing the discomfort associated with a dry socket.

See also: TRISMUS : Aetiology, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

Fuente: Youtube / Dr. Mark Burhenne