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Dry Socket (Alveolar Osteitis) Summary

Description: 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. (Dorland, 28th ed)

Also Known As: Alveolar Osteitis; Alveolalgias; Alveolar Osteitides; Alveolar Periostitides; Dry Sockets Show All >>

Networked: 182 relevant articles (20 outcomes, 47 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Dry Socket

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Chlorhexidine : 4 outcomes 12 studies in 33 results : IBA
  2. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 14 results : IBA
  3. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 3 results : FDA 168 Generic
  4. Eugenol : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 8 results : IBA
  5. chlorhexidine gluconate (Dyna-Hex) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 8 results : FDA 42 Generic
  6. Prilocaine (Citanest) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 2 results : FDA 10 Generic
  7. Analgesics (Analgesic Drugs) : 2 outcomes in 3 results : IBA
  8. Tetracycline (Achromycin) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 10 results : FDA 62 Generic
  9. Zinc Oxide : 1 outcome 3 studies in 8 results : FDA 1
  10. spearmint oil drug combinations iodoform eugenol butyl aminobenzoate : 1 outcome 3 studies in 5 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Dry Socket

  1. Pain (Aches)
  2. Infection
  3. Trismus (Lockjaw)
  4. Periodontal Diseases (Periodontal Disease)
  5. Gingivitis
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Key Therapies for Dry Socket

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  1. Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 3 results
  2. Tooth Extraction (Tooth Extractions) : 1 outcome 8 studies in 19 results
  3. Absorbable Gelatin Sponge : 1 outcome 3 studies in 8 results
  4. Injections : 1 outcome in 1 result
  5. Curettage : 1 outcome in 1 result
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