dry socket

noun
inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form
Syn: ↑alveolitis
Hypernyms: ↑inflammation, ↑redness, ↑rubor

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noun
: 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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Dentistry.
a painful inflammatory infection of the bone and tissues at the site of an extracted tooth.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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