Originally posted by 2112
Actually, I disagree. There are many grades of dry socket depending on how much cortical bone is exposed above the granular tissue invasion of the extraction site. I have seen and treated many dry sockets that were partially filled with granular fill and they benefitted from curettage and packing of gelfoam with a very small amount of eugenol on the foam.
Just my 2 cents
Thanks, you just taught me something. I've probably known maybe 13/14 people who have gone through dry socket with all the same results, agonizing pain. That's why I said what I said. Thanks for the info.