A 39-year-old member asked:
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does foul taste in mouth mean dry socket?

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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 dentist to evaluate for a tooth abscess.
Answered on Mar 12, 2016
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Dr. Justin Zumstein
23 years experience Dentistry
Not necessarily: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction.
Answered on Dec 6, 2012
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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 35-year-old member asked:
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 denti ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
20 years experience Dentistry
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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