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Dry Socket Paste Dosage

Generic name: Guaiacol 0.0416g in 1g, Eugenol 0.0416g in 1g
Dosage form: dental paste
Drug class: Mouth and throat products

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 7, 2022.

  1. Establish a diagnosis of alveolar osteitis; typically characterized as a constant dull or throbbing ache, exacerbated by touch, approximately 2 days post extraction. The socket will have no clot present and will usually be packed with food debris.
  2. Thoroughly rinse and de-bride the socket.
  3. Introduce Dry Socket Paste into the socket using a flat-bladed instrument or a disposable syringe.
  4. Tamp down the Dry Socket Paste, ensuring coverage of all exposed bone.
  5. Do not cover the Dry Socket Paste.
  6. Dry Socket Paste will remain in the extraction socket 3 to 5 days and will gradually wash out as the socket heals – there is no need for a separate visit to remove the product.

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