dry socket


: a tooth socket in which after tooth extraction a blood clot fails to form or disintegrates without undergoing organization
also : a condition that is marked by the occurrence of such a socket or sockets and that is usually accompanied by neuralgic pain but without suppuration

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“Dry socket.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dry%20socket. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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