U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 49-year-old member asked:

Horrible taste and smell in my mouth after full upper extractions and immediate denture. how do i get rid of this?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Carefully, patience: Normal post surgical event. However, you should be improving greatly after about 1 week. You are usually cleared for rinsing after 24 - 48 hours -- carefully. Clean the denture with toothpaste and brush first, then 15 mins in effervescent cleaner (i.e. Efferdent) which will killl bacteria. See your dentist for follow-up. Good luck.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 53 years experience
See your dentist: This is normal post-op. You should return to your dentist one or two days after the extractions so he can remove and clean the denture, check to see if the denture requires any adjustments, and check the extraction sites. He can then explain when and how to remove and clean the denture and the extraction sites. The bad taste and smell will subside within a week.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Richard Reinitz
41 years experience
Rinse and clean: Rinse with peroxide followed by warm water with the dentures out of the mouth 5x/day rinse your denture out and keep it clean soak as per your instructions in your denture cleanser kit.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See the surgeon: Dentures, like natural teeth,must be cleaned to keep your mouth healthy and odor free. Regardless, a bad taste or foul odor in the mouth, redness, drainage, or swelling is more likely due to a post-operative infection and will require a post-operative visit with the surgeon.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 7, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.