Dry Socket


Antibiotics are contra-indicated unless there is a spreading infection fever and malaise. Management involves local measures3.

Local Measures

  • Irrigation with saline or antimicrobial mouthwash and packing of the socket
  • Analgesics and review the patient

Patient Information

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Reviewed June 2016

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