This case involves a female patient who was seen by a periodontist for removal of a molar. The molar was etracted over the course of hours, and was noted to be a difficult extraction. After the extraction, she saw another doctor as an emergency patient with complaints of severe pain in the area of the extracted tooth. Doctors noted that the area around the empty socket was severely inflamed, and that the patient noted extreme pain when the socket was probed. The patient was diagnosed with dry socket, and it was also noted that a section of bone had been exposed. Some time later, the patient again presented to the hospital with extreme pain. During this visit, it was noted that the patient had developed an abscess in the empty socket. Despite numerous treatments since then, the patient continued to suffer from pain, limiting her diet severely.