A 25-year-old male asked:
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3rd day after wisdom tooth extraction bad smell & taste from the place stitches are, mostly the side. also lightly brown saliva. should i be alarmed?

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Dr. Cristian Pavel
6 years experience Dentistry
Go see dentist: If you're not In pain it's most likely food that's trapped and rotting under your gums. Go see your dentist to have them take a closer look and potentially clean out that area
Answered on Aug 29, 2020
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Normal: Normal. Clot breaking down. No trouble unless increases pain. If pain increased see oral surgeon for possible dry socket.
Answered on Oct 15, 2020
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Infection ?: Dry socket ? Sutures with bacteria ? These are all guesses, and that's not what you want. Call your surgeon to discuss your concerns.
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