A 35-year-old member asked:
does foul taste in mouth come from dry socket?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Robin Larabee answered
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
Dr. David Schneider answered
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
Dr. David Smith answered
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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