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dry socket

noun, Dentistry.
1.
a painful inflammatory infection of the bone and tissues at the site of an extracted tooth.
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Examples for dry socket
  • dry socket: persistent pain and exposure of the alveolar bone.
dry socket in Medicine

dry socket n.
A painful inflamed condition at the site of extraction of a tooth that occurs when a blood clot fails to form properly or is dislodged.

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