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what can cause bad taste in mouth after wisdom tooth extraction?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Infection ?: Dry socket ? Sutures with bacteria ? These are all guesses, and that's not what you want. Call your surgeon to discuss your concerns.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Dry socket: There are risks associated with wisdom tooth removal like with any other surgery. The dry socket is the most common complication that characterized by dull, aching pain and a bad smell or taste coming from the empty tooth socket. See your dentist for post-op evaluation and dry socket treatment if needed.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
EXT > bad taste?: Lots of possibilities: many patients just don't brush and floss as well after surgery, food decaying in socket, early infection, beginning of dry socket, etc. Make sure you are brushing and flossing adequately, rinsing after the first 24 hours and see your own dentist to check on healing.

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Last updated Nov 15, 2020

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