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How bad is dry socket supposed to smell ?

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Dr. William Dapper
Dentistry 36 years experience
Depends: Dry sockets are not usually a result of an infection but dislodging of a blood clot exposing the bone within the socket.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How harmful for your health is dry socket supposed to smell and taste?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
No set standard: There's a wide range of odor and bad taste... If you think you have a dry socket, have your surgeon take a look.

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