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dry socket

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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