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does foul taste in mouth come from dry socket?

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Dr. Robin Larabee
25 years experience Pediatrics
See a dentist: Brush, floss, and use a listerine-type mouthwash. If the taste/odor doesn't go away, see your doctor to rule out a throat infection, then see a dentist to evaluate for a tooth abscess.
Answered on Oct 4, 2013
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Dr. David Schneider
37 years experience Dentistry
It can: A dry socket is a tooth extraction site where the blood clot was lost and the bone exposed. The bone can be dying back - thus the taste or it can be trapping food which then as it breaks down - also causes a bad odor/taste.
Answered on Sep 14, 2015
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Dr. David Smith
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes, it may.: Dry socket is specifically related to a recent tooth extraction. It could be foul taste from the dry socket, but if you've had it "packed" by your dentist, then it's from the foul tasting medicine. If you have not had a recent extraction, please see your dentist to identify the source of the bad taste.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Extraction?: Did you have an extraction? Your post did not say. Dry sockets occur after extractions, so have your dentist take a look.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
25 years experience Pediatrics
See a dentist/doc: Brush, floss, and use a listerine-type mouthwash. If the taste/odor doesn't go away, see your doctor to rule out a throat infection, then see a denti ... Read More
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Dr. Marvin Pantangco
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An infection: If you had a dry socket then you had an infection. If the socket was packed with medication then you could be on your way back to health. If you are t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not normal: Possibly an infection, and only a dry socket if you had an extraction in the past few days. Have your dentist take a look for a definitive diagnosis.

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