Dry Socket Pain
By most estimates, dry sockets occur between 1% and 3.2% of all tooth extractions. At times the dry socket is a result of normal extraction of an erupted tooth resulting from the disintegration of loss of the blood clot in the post tooth extraction socket. When dry sockets occur, it is normally 2- 3 days after the tooth extraction, but has beet known to occur a week or longer after extraction. Some studies suggest that teeth which fracture during extraction are more prone to dry socket complication that those teeth which are removed in one piece. Smokers show a higher incidence of dry socket complication.
Put quite simply: Dry sockets really hurt, they smell terrible and take along time to heal.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A