The mandibular third molar teeth (wisdom teeth) are often the cause of extreme pain and swelling during their eruption. ... Occasionally, a day or more after the extraction of a tooth, a severe throbbing pain occurs in the alveolus from which the tooth has been removed. This condition, known as aquot;dry socket, aquot; indicates that a normal blood clot has failed to form, exposing bone to the ... The objectives of treatment are to relieve the pain and prevent further injury to the pulp tissue if possible.
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