Dry Socket

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Many dental extractions were done in the maxillofacial and oral surgery clinic under local anesthesia at Prince Hashim Hospital in Zarka without any complications. Very few dental extractions were with some complications. One of the most serious and painful complication is dry socket which can be defined as a condition in which blood clot dislodge and/or disintegrates with the production of a foul odor and severe pain but no suppuration. Many procedures and number of materials were tried in the management of such entity. The main aim of this prospective study will be the investigation of the prevalence of dry socket among different extractions, use of hyaluronic acid gel (Gengigel) and Alvogyl as a postsurgical dressing will be compared
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