what is a dry socket?

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  1. whacko

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    What is a dry socket?
    M.D
     
    whacko, Jan 16, 2004
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    WB Guest

    alveolar alveolitis
     
    WB, Jan 16, 2004
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  3. Blood fails to ADHERE to the socket just created by the removal of the
    tooth.

    Normally ---->

    Blood ------> granulation tissue ------> osteoblasts ----> bone.

    If this is interrupted, well the socket remains and heals through a
    different process.


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  4. whacko

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    I think I get it.
    It means exactly the way it sounds.
    M.D

     
    whacko, Jan 17, 2004
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