"Dry Socket" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A condition sometimes occurring after tooth extraction, particularly after traumatic extraction, resulting in a dry appearance of the exposed bone in the socket, due to disintegration or loss of the blood clot. It is basically a focal osteomyelitis without suppuration and is accompanied by severe pain (alveolalgia) and foul odor. (Dorland, 28th ed)
- Dry Socket
- Dry Sockets
- Socket, Dry
- Sockets, Dry
- Osteitis, Alveolar
- Alveolitis Sicca Dolorosa
- Alveolar Periostitis
- Alveolar Periostitides
- Periostitides, Alveolar
- Periostitis, Alveolar
- Alveolar Osteitis
- Alveolar Osteitides
- Osteitides, Alveolar
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Dry Socket".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Dry Socket".
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