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foul taste in mouth after wisdom teeth extraction

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
37 years experience Dentistry
Depends: A bad taste after an extraction can be from infection or food caught in the wound area. Have it checked by your dentist and treat it appropriately.
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Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
Depends: The bad taste you experience could be simply from slight oozing of blood from the sockets. This is usually gone in 1-2 days. You may also get a bad ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
43 years experience Dentistry
Infection?: Need to be seen again to rule out infection.
Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
8 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: A bad taste after a wisdom tooth extraction is usually indicative of a "dry socket" have it evaluated by your dentist.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
33 years experience Dentistry
Possibly Dry Socket: If it was a few days ago when removed dry socket can occur esp. in lower teeth. It can easily be treated with pain relief by your surgeon : ) Have it ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Skunky taste: Combined with malodor and pain probably signals infection. May need antibiotics and/or medicated dressing as well as analgesics. Contact the Dentist ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket ?: A possibility. See your surgeon.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Frandsen
8 years experience Dentistry
Post-op instructions: The most important things to remember are 1. No smoking. 2. Avoid suction, pressure, and heat in the mouth (don't drink through a straw or suck on th ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Granulation tissue: Granulation tissue is the pink, fleshy type tissue that replaces a blood clot in extraction sockets. It grows from the base of a socket and fills the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post op evaluation: Have the dentist who removed your wisdom teeth see you for an evaluation. You might have an infection, muscle trismus, hematoma, or unrelated issue.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It can be: Postoperative swelling following the removal of teeth may actually increase in size for the first two to three days, and will usually reach its maximu ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Bruising intraorally can be expected with wisdom tooth surgery.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
It's common: What you are experiencing is not uncommon. You had a surgical procedure that often produces surrounding inflammation and soreness. Given time, this s ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Likely aspirin, etc.: Probably the best thing for now is simple pain meds, like aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) od advil. If this persists, you might have to go back to ... Read More

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