Wisdom teeth removal is an experience you may not want to have. If you are going through some discomfort afterward and pain becoming unbearable or intense, then it may be a condition called dry socket or alveolar osteitis. The socket can be realized as a hole in the bone where the tooth has been removed. After a wisdom tooth extraction, a blood clot forms in the socket to protect the bones and nerves underneath from air, food, fluid, and anything else that enters the mouth. Sometimes that clot can become dislodged after the extraction of the tooth. This can lead to infection and severe pain that can last for 5 or 6 days and might radiate to your ear.