Overview of Alveolar Osteitis In Dental Surgery

Abstract: Alveolar osteitis, also known as dry socket, remains amongst the most commonly encountered complications following extraction of teeth. A great body of literature is devoted to alveolar osteitis addressing the etiology and pathophysiology of this condition. In this article, a comprehensive critical review of the causes, signs and symptoms, preventions as well as treatment will be discussed. A clear understanding of alveolar osteitis will reduce the incidence of it on patients undergoing dental extraction.

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[Yen Lai Kee (2014); Overview of Alveolar Osteitis In Dental Surgery Int. J. of Adv. Res. 2 (4). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

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