Prophylaxis | Alveolitis sicca


To avoid postoperative pain and the formation of a dry alveolus, an oil-containing calcium hydroxide paste was developed with which the alveolus should be filled after each extraction of a tooth. However, since most tooth extractions are carried out without complications, this treatment method did not become established. After the operation, care should be taken not to rinse too much with the prescribed mouth rinsing solutions. This prevents the freshly formed blood clot from being removed.


To sum up, it can be said Alveolitis sicca is a painful complication after tooth extraction. It is caused by the disintegration of the blood coagulum, which leads to the exposure of the bone. The therapy consists of a thorough wound revision and subsequent tamponade of the alveolus.

This promotes pain elimination and wound healing. The duration of therapy and complete healing varies greatly from case to case.