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Dry Socket Syndrome (Postextraction Alveolitis, Alveolar Osteitis, Fibrinolytic Alveolitis)

Specialty:

Otolaryngology

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Description:

Dry socket (postextraction alveolitis, alveolar osteitis, fibrinolytic alveolitis) refers to a painful syndrome that follows a dental extraction. There is some evidence that oral bacteria may play a role in its development.

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