Here are various images of Dry Socket seen in Dental Practice.
Which presents with the following symptoms:

  • Severe Radiating Pain to the Ear or other parts of face.
  • Socket is devoid of clot or contains brown,*friable*clot which is easily washed out.
  • Foul smell: Due to Food debris*accumulated*in the socket which starts disintegrating.
  • On washing away of the food debris the bare pocket floor can be seen which is extremely sensitive to touch.
  • Regional Lymphnodes: Tender and enlarged.
  • Occasionally*Pyrexia is seen.
dry socket formation


Dry Socket With Necrotic Bone

Dry socket with unhealed Socket








Dry Socket with Slough formation

Dry Socket in the upper left 2nd molar