Dry Socket Pictures and Home Remedy

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Dry Socket pictures; Dry socket or alveolar osteitis or localized osteitis alveolalgia or alveolar osteomyelitis also known as Fibrinolytic alveolitis It involves a part of or whole of the walls of socket; or the lamina dura. According to Geoffrey Howe it as well recognized, but less understood complication of extraction of teeth. Characteristics: The condition is characterized by acute pain; bony walls of the socket are denuded of blood clot after 2-3 days of extraction.

7 Predisposing Factors of Dry Socket; Pathogenesis, Clinical Presentation

Dry Socket Cause is not clear/obscure yet but there are various studies which show some factors increases incidence of dry socket.

Birn hypothesis of dry socket

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Birn hypothesized that trauma occur during an extraction or the presence of a bacterial infection in socket somehow facilitates the release of plasminogen tissue activators in the post-extraction socket, which is resulting in the plasmin induction of fibrinolysis that dislodges the blood clot that formed after the extraction and causing a dry socket.

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Dry socket pictures

Here we have taken some pictures of dry socket

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Dry socket pictures

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Dry socket pictures

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Dry socket pictures

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How to know if you develop dry socket

Generally after extraction pain will be slowly decreasing as healing progress but if there is some inflammation going on and clot is not stabilized then after 3-4 days of extraction patient start suffering with pain over the exaction socket which is very peculiar characteristic of dry socket pain and another identifying feature is that is worsen than that of day after extraction. This is more commonly seen in lower jaw extraction.

Pain in dry socket may radiate to neck or ear as well. Many people also noticed bad breath after 2-3 days of extraction. Dry socket doesn’t have typical feature of inflammation such as redness, swelling or fever so it is difficult to identify by signs but those symptoms of pain and bad breath after 3-4 day of extraction can help to get clue on it. If there was excessive trauma and patient having many predisposing factors then dentist already counsel patient regarding chance of having dry socket.

​From above explanation if you feel that you have symptoms of dry socket then without further ado visit dentist. It can be simply treated in dental clinic after observation of status of socket. Medicine hat are placed in socket will make you relief from pain.

Home remedy for dry socket

There is no such home treatment for dry socket because it is inflammation of the extraction site. It is very painful condition so you can take a clove oil from nearby grocery store, pharmacy, or supermarket and can apply over the extraction socket. Which can help to relieve a pain temporarily. But it is mandatory to visit dentist if you are suspecting dry socket after extraction so that further complication will not arises.

If you are suffering from moderate or severe pain then you can take painkiller that was previously prescribed by your dentist during extraction of that tooth such as Ibuprofen or paracetamol in every 6-8 hours. But these all are treatment strategy that will help you to relief from pain and visit dentist as soon as possible.

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