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Prevention of dry socket: an overview.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2290636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dentists, exodontists, oral surgeons, and now oral and maxillofacial surgeons have been plagued with a postextraction complication, commonly known as "dry socket," since the inception of our profession. Other designations that have been attached to this malady over the years include alveolar osteitis, postextraction osteitis, osteomyelitic syndrome, alveolar sicca dolorosa, and, latterly, fibrinolytic alveolitis. Myriad attempts to eliminate this painful condition have been made, to no avail. Nonetheless, significant progress has been made in an endeavor to reduce its incidence. Perhaps it is time to take an inventory of the proven methods that will assist the practitioner in reducing the incidence of this complication in his/her practice. This article presents a review of past investigations that appear to have merit in this regard, with a summary of recommendations at the conclusion of the article.
A E Swanson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0030-4220     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Pathol.     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-04-04     Completed Date:  1991-04-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376406     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-6     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral Medical and Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
Antifibrinolytic Agents / therapeutic use
Dry Socket / prevention & control*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Antifibrinolytic Agents

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