Dry sockets should become a cause of concern if the side effects or symptoms cannot be cured with the medicines given by pharmacists. More often than not, dry socket occurs after a tooth has been extracted.
Medicines available in chemists as well as natural cures are effective in remedying the condition. However, when dry socket is accompanied by a persistent fever as well as a swollen lymph node in the neck or along the jawline, closer attention is needed. This brings about the need to consult a specialist.