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socket

 [sok´et]
a hollow into which a corresponding part fits.
dry socket 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. Called also alveolar osteitis.

al·ve·o·al·gi·a

(al'vē-ō-al'jē-ă),
A postoperative complication of tooth extraction in which the blood clot in the socket disintegrates, resulting in focal osteomyelitis and severe pain.
[alveolus + G. algos, pain]

dry socket

n.
A painful inflamed condition at the site of extraction of a tooth that occurs when a blood clot fails to form properly or is dislodged.
A complication in 1–2% of all tooth extractions, most commonly in molar teeth; the wounds consist of focal osteomyelitis, in which the clot in the socket disintegrates prematurely and becomes a nidus for oral bacteria. Dry socket responds poorly to therapy; it must therefore be aggressively prevented, and local or systemic antibiotics given at the time of extraction

dry socket

Alveolar osteitis Odontology A complication in 1-2% of all tooth extractions, most commonly in molar teeth; the wounds consist of focal osteomyelitis, in which the clot in the socket disintegrates prematurely and becomes a nidus for oral bacteria Clinical Severe pain and foul odor without purulence; DS responds poorly to therapy; it must therefore be aggressively prevented, and local or systemic antibiotics at the time of extraction

al·ve·o·al·gi·a

(al-vē'ō-al'jē-ă)
A postoperative complication of tooth extraction in which the blood clot in the socket disintegrates, resulting in focal osteomyelitis and severe pain.
Synonym(s): alveolalgia, dry socket.
[alveolus + G. algos, pain]

dry socket

Inflammation of the soft tissues of a tooth socket, occurring two or three days after extraction of a tooth, usually a lower molar. The condition is painful and may persist for days or weeks. The attention of a dentist is required.

Dry socket

A painful condition following tooth extraction in which a blood clot does not properly fill the empty socket. Dry socket leaves the underlying bone exposed to air and food.

al·ve·o·al·gi·a

(al-vē'ō-al'jē-ă)
A postoperative complication of tooth extraction in which the blood clot in the socket disintegrates, resulting in focal osteomyelitis and severe pain.
Synonym(s): alveolalgia, alveolar osteitis, dry socket.
[alveolus + G. algos, pain]
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Sample size was calculated to be 174, using 13%14 incidence of dry socket after IMTM extraction, 95% confidence interval and 5% margin of error under WHO sample size calculator.
There was no difference in the incidence of dry socket in either group, 5%.
Jorge and Bauer (1996) showed that in the dry socket suppuration does not take place, and exposed bony tissue of grayish coloration, sensibility to the instrumentation and fetid scent are observed.
On the other hand, the incidence of dry socket is relatively low and usually not life-threatening.
Dry socket literally mean dry appearance of the extraction site after washing out the blood clot which was first described by Crawford in 1896.1 There is a postoperative pain at the extraction site that can be severe within two to four days of extraction, blood clot within the alveolar socket may be completely or partially disintegrated with possibility of halitosis.
Generally dry socket is considered to occur 1-3 days after tooth extraction5 but 95-100% of AO have been reported within a week.6 Alveolar osteitis remains one of the most common postoperative complications after dental extractions and it is a good model to study bone infections in the oral cavity.
Dry socket is one of the most common post extraction complaints of patients that develop within 2 to 4 days after surgery.12 It is more frequent following mandibular third molar extraction.3 The literature shows variation in its incidence.
It was concluded that topical application of chlorhexidine gel to the extraction wound significantly reduced the incidence of dry socket.
Dry socket or alveolar osteitis is the post extrac- tion socket in which the patient is having pain due to loss of blood clot thus exposing bone to air, food and fluids.
Key words: Dry socket, Incidence, Clinical features, Treatment outcome
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of dry socket in association with gender, site and age.
Alveolar (AO), or dry socket, is one of the most frequent complications that happened after dental extraction.