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A 47-year-old member asked:

Could dry socket be the reason behind my bad breath and repulsive taste?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Yes, but..........: Absolutely! but there are a host of other possible causes. Infection is another possible one. See your dentist asap for an evaluation and appropriate treatment.
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes.: Did you recently have a tooth extracted? Does it hurt? Dry sockets usually hurt a lot. Check with your dentist.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
More info needed: More information is needed. Did you have a tooth extracted a few days ago? If so, yes it can cause the problems you are having. Dry socket is a quick and easy fix. See your dentist.

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