7/8/08

I have Dry Socket...

From Wikipedia(dot)org

In dentistry, a dry socket is a layman's term for alveolar osteitis. The alveolus is the part of the jawbone that supports the teeth, and osteitis means simply “bone inflammation”. Alveolar osteitis refers to inflammation of the alveolar bone following extraction of the tooth.
Alveolar osteitis is a painful phenomenon that most commonly occurs a few days following the removal of mandibular (lower) wisdom teeth. It occurs when the blood clot within the healing tooth extraction site is disrupted.

Oh the joy of being me...

2 comments:

said...

Holy crappers, that sounds EFFING PAINFUL!!! I hope you get over it soon, love!

P.S. I miss you, too!

Angela said...

Oh Walsh I love you yea crap in life that hurts hey! Miss you sorry I haven't called back. soon k!