Dry socket. Prevention and risk factors.

2019 edition

Maria Taberner

I am a dentist doing my research on the most common complication after a tooth extraction: dry socket. It is a painful condition that occurs when the healing of the socket doesn’t follow its normal process, and it lasts from 5┬áto 7 days, having a big impact on the patient’s quality of life. As its etiology is not well understood yet, there isn’t an established treatment, so its prevention is essential.

Currently I am carrying out a research in the public health system to identify its risks factors and thus prevent it in a more effective way.