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Oral Surgery

How do you manage the patient with a dry socket (Alveolar Osteitis)?

This Urgent Care Scenario (USC) is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in collaboration with Dr. Daisy Chemaly. The USC is also available through Oasis Help

Complication of wound healing following the extraction of a tooth. The patient experiences severe throbbing pain caused by bone exposure at the site of extraction. Following the extraction, a blood clot forms at the socket to protect the bone. When the clot dislodges or dissolves prematurely, the nerves and bone become exposed, leading to pain. 






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  1. Mark Venditti April 17, 2013

    Where can I purchase Dressol-X?

    1. JCDA Oasis April 19, 2013

      Hi Mark,
      I will seek a response and get back to you ASAP.
      JCDA Oasis Team

    2. Daisy Chemaly April 19, 2013

      Hi Mark,

      You can purchase Dressol through Practicon. Their number is 1800-959-9505.
      I hope that helps,


  2. Ryan April 23, 2013

    I find patients with dry socket usually find chrolhexidine to be refreshing, however I’ve heard a couple oral surgeons say that chlorhexidine may irritate or damage the inferior alveolar nerve. I have not been able to find any evidence based research to support this claim. Can you please comment on this.


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