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Dry Socket Demystified: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Lifestyle Changes

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Potential Reasons Why Dry Socket Could Occur

The most prominent cause of dry socket is the premature loss of the blood clot that forms in the tooth socket after the extraction of a tooth. This blood clot is crucial for the healing process, and when it dislodges or dissolves before the extraction site has fully healed, it can lead to the exposure of the underlying bone and nerves, resulting in dry socket. Other factors that can contribute to the development of dry socket include smoking, poor oral hygiene, traumatic tooth extraction, and a history of dry socket after previous tooth extractions.

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