Fibrinolytic Alveolitis, since 1896: Contemporary Concepts and Quandaries


  • Ziyad Haidar BioMAT’X, Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile.
  • Ziad Noujeim Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.


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Fibrinolytic Alveolitis


Précis - During basic and specialized training, we’re often told that socket preservation is standard of care. Today, we wonder, is it? If not, why not? We were also voiced much about atraumatic extraction and the simple technique of socket grafting, especially in areas where bone and soft tissue shrinkage would impede proper pontic aesthetics and implant placement. What about retained roots, trauma to other structures, damage to developing (underlying) permanent teeth, and need for tension-less flaps at suture line? Are dentists following? Do we in the smile zone, at least? Besides, why are we still questioned, almost on a regular basis, by residents as well as fellow clinicians whether to irrigate or not, post-extraction? Concerns, we thought to address celebrating the end of 2017, or in better words, ~120 years since coining the term “ dry socket” for the first time.


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Haidar Z, Noujeim Z. Fibrinolytic Alveolitis, since 1896: Contemporary Concepts and Quandaries. J Oral Res [Internet]. 7 de agosto de 2019 [citado 18 de abril de 2024];7(1):8-10. Disponible en: