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I just learned another name for Hell: it's called Dry Socket. Holy mother of pearl…. When I got hit by a car years ago I thought I knew what pain was - every toe broken on my right foot, a hematoma on my right butt cheek, deep lacerations on my legs requiring many stitches, and generous portions of road rash – Disneyland.

A few weeks ago I had a problem wisdom tooth extracted and my dentist broke away from his humorous light hearted banter to give me a stern warning on how NOT to get a condition known as dry socket. 'No sucking from straws, spitting, or using tobacco or you my friend will find a new religion that begins and ends with pain.

I don't remember spitting and I consciously passed on straws and tobacco wasn't a problem but still somehow I earned the condition called dry socket.

Trying to describe the pain would be a disgrace and insult to the level we're talking about here. I can however tell you that at it's worse all I could do was close my eyes, rock back an forth while curling into fetal position and moan. During this process I found myself forgetting to breath and having to catch up with quick breaths. Time seemed to stand still as seconds seemed like minutes and I wondered how much I could endure before passing out. I don't drink - in fact it's against my religion but I was seriously considering breaking that rule because the pain was mocking the lortabs, vicodin, and morphine I threw at it. It’s a scary world when your pain is immune to what you once thought were heavy weight drugs.

The relief I found didn't come from the liquor store - it actually came from Wallgreens. My wife researched dry socket online and found this site where everyone was swearing by the Red Cross Tooth Ache kit. It was hard to believe that something so simple as clove oil could provide such miraculous relief but if your curled up like a baby suffering from dry socket and your wife says lets stuff some cotton dipped in clove oil in your tooth hole you’ll muster a barely visible nod and slowly open wide.

Trust me: lock/key fries/ketchup foot/shoe….dry socket/clove oil.

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Hi Willie,

I have been suffering from two dry sockets after having my wisdom teeth pulled for a few days now. I just wanted to thank you for this post because this is the first time I have laughed in a week! Thank you for bringing some humor to this painful unbearable pain!!

P.S. Clove oil has to the be the worst tasting substance on this planet!


Thank you for that very accurate review. I am sitting here crying from the agony of dry socket and needed a laugh. And my doctor is away for the rest of the holiday weekend! I have never experienced anything like this and hopefully never will again.


Yesssssss! you hit the nail on the head! I went back to the dentist today to find out it was dry socket and left feeling healed! However, after finally eating for the first time this weekend, it started agin! Needless to say, I am on my way to walgreens with sleeping baby in tow! I pray this works because I too have use every srtong drug known to man!

andy .london england

mate that made me laugh pain cannot be put into words and hell is a day out compared to dry socket hope anybody that has this gets clove oil sooner rather than later took me 4days of hell before i got it do not leave it that long


Ur article was funny but very truthful none-the-less. No words can adequately describe the pain I went through with dry socket. All it took was 5 mins in the dentist chair for her to clean and pack with the clove.


funniest thing I ever read. I too had a tooth pooled last Thursday (1 1/2 week ago), and unlike the wisdom tooth I had pulled years ago, this one never seemed to get better, finally went to the dentist yesterday and he packed the hole with the clove oil, but it all came out this morning, so I went to the store and got the red cross kit. I am wondering how long this lasts and will I need to do this process for weeks? VERY VERY FUNNY!!!!

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