Treating a dry socket yourself.
This page discusses things that you can do, on your own, to treat a dry socket. We'd recommend to you, however, that a self-treatment approach should only be used as a last resort.
The most comprehensive and effective treatment can only be provided by a dentist. And it's the obligation of the dentist who extracted your tooth to provide you with whatever post-operative care you require. (Use the link to the right for more information.)
What can a person do on their own to treat their dry socket?
a) Try taking an over-the-counter analgesic.
While it's worth a try, you'll probably find that the discomfort caused by a dry socket is too overwhelming for an OTC pain reliever to handle. (Prescription analgesics, on their own, are typically ineffective too).