Case Report: Late Complication of a Dry Socket Treatment

  • Alemán Navas R
  • Martínez Mendoza M
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Dry socket is often treated in dentistry with intra-alveolar dressings; the use of them remains controversial and has been related to some side effects such as neuritis, foreign body reactions, and myospherulosis. We present a case of an intra-alveolar dressing (zinc-oxide eugenol paste) that mimicked a trigeminal neuralgia for 3 years and caused a right maxillary chronic osteomyelitis and foreign body reaction in a zone corresponding to the alveolus of the maxillary first molar. This long-term complication was successfully managed by complete removal of the foreign body and curettage of the affected area.




Alemán Navas, R. M., & Martínez Mendoza, M. G. (2010). Case Report: Late Complication of a Dry Socket Treatment. International Journal of Dentistry, 2010, 1–4.

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