This question comes up from time to time in the office and the true answer is NO – and thank goodness! Those who have had dry socket before knows how painful it can be! The biggest reason kids don’t get dry socket is the speed in which they heal. Dry socket generally occurs when the blood clot is lost in the socket before healing can really start. Healing in children can start in as little as a few hours, making dry socket not a problem.
Dr. Al Burns