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Does foul taste in mouth mean dry socket?

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Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics 27 years experience
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 dentist to evaluate for a tooth abscess.
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 25 years experience
Not necessarily: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction.

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