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How do other illnesses affect dry socket?

Some illnesses can increase your risk for dry socket. People with diabetes are more likely to develop dry socket. If you have a tooth or gum infection in the area of the extraction, this may lead to dry socket.

Most illnesses do not increase the chances of having dry socket. However, if you have had or still have an infection near an extracted tooth you may be at increased risk of dry socket. You have a higher risk of getting dry socket if you've had the condition in the past. Follow your dentist's instructions after the tooth extraction to avoid experiencing this painful problem.

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