There could any number of things going on. Were the extracted teeth previously root canaled or did they have periodontal disease? Both of those issues cause a breakdown in the jawbone which could result in residual bone infection and/or sinus or nerve involvement. The dry sockets can contribute to further deterioration if not treated thoroughly.
A dental cat scan may be helpful in determining residual infection in the bone or sinuses.
Originally Posted by Laura64
My husband had 3 teeth pulled from the upper left side of his mouth.This was done in March 2012;developed 2 dry sockets in the back pulled teeth.Had site scraped for bone fragments 2 wks after the original pulling & has had constant pain since March.Oral surgeon discharged him saying everything was healed properly & didn't know why the pain was still there;referred us to a neurosurgeon thinking it might be nerve pain.Neurosurgeon prescribed an anti-seisure medicine which he cannot take due to severe side effects. Has to have MRI done next week to see if anything is pressing on facial nerve.
The pain is severe and constant,what could be causing this problem?