disruption of the healing process at the extraction site after clot formation but before
wound organization. It is characterized by moderate to severe pain at the extraction site that usually begins 2 to 3 days after surgery, often in the presence of a necrotic odour and a
greyish discharge. It is more common in females1. Zinc Oxide Eugenol (ZOE) is the most
commonly used dressing for alveolar osteitis2.