Blood clots that form at extraction sites and dissolve too soon are referred to as “dry sockets” or alveolar osteitis. These are typically brought on by excessive physical activity, smoking, and poor mouth hygiene after surgery. Sometimes there is no apparent reason why they occur. Bad breath, an unpleasant taste and odor, and more pain are all symptoms. In the event that you believe you may have a “dry socket,” get in touch with our office right once.