A 31-year-old member asked:
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foul taste in mouth after tooth pulled?

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Dr. PRADIP SHAH
40 years experience Infectious Disease
FLOSS: Tooth brush three times, listerin mouth wash.
Answered on Dec 10, 2019
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
44 years experience Dentistry
Putrefaction...: The contents of a recent tooth extraction socket is the "perfect storm" for bad smell: warmth, moisture, bacteria, and abundant fermentable organic debris, blood clot, and exuding serous exudate. Every recent extraction smells and tastes bad until the natural healing process allows the wound to close over, bringing resolution to the problem.
Answered on Dec 10, 2019
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That's good: Metallic taste is not a requirement to be experienced from a tooth extraction. Hope this helps.
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