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occurs when the blood clot at the site of the tooth extraction has been dislodged or has dissolved before the wound has healed. Exposure of the underlying bone and nerves results in severe pain
.Its chief cause are:-
-have poor oral hygiene
-have wisdom teeth pulled
-have greater than usual trauma during the tooth extraction surgery
-Rinsing and spitting a lot or drinking through a straw after having a tooth extracted also can increase your risk of getting dry socket.
Its symptoms are:-
-Severe pain within a few days after a tooth extraction
-Partial or total loss of the blood clot at the tooth extraction site, which you may notice as an empty-
-Visible bone in the socket
-Pain that radiates from the socket to your ear, eye, temple or neck on the same side of your face as the extraction
-Bad breath or a foul odor coming from your mouth
-Unpleasant taste in your mouth
-Swollen lymph nodes
around your jaw or neck
If you experience all these symptoms then better consult your dentist
& go for some socket dressings like- zinc oxide
eugenol dressing & iodoform dressing.
Also do warm moist compress to relieve your pain.