Alveolar Osteitis: A Painful Post-Extraction Risk

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Alveolar osteitis, also known as dry socket, is a painful condition that sometimes occurs following a tooth extraction. Alveolar osteitis is when the protective blood clot that forms over the extraction site either does not develop properly or it becomes dislodged before the complete healing of the dental surgical wound. The blood clot helps protect the underlying bone and nerves that are located in the empty socket. Here are some symptoms of alveolar osteitis and some factors that may heighten your risk.…

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