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Tooth extraction now I have bad breath odour something around the extraction​ site like a white colour think it's food could this be cause of smell?

Tooth extraction now I have bad breath odour something around the extraction​ site like a white colour think it's food could this be cause of smell?

Could be infection: None of what you're describing sounds uncommon; it could be something very simple that you will solve with normal healing and good oral hygiene. However, you could have an infection and should speak with your surgeon right away. This is LOTS easier and safer to address sooner rather than later.

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Wife has bad breath, yellowish / whiteish tongue after tooth extraction. Any quick remedies?

Wife has bad breath, yellowish / whiteish tongue after tooth extraction. Any quick remedies?

Brush: Make sure she is brushing her tongue as part of good oral care, or using a tongue scraper. That would be a good place to begin.

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Will my dentist treat my bad breath before and after wisdom teeth extraction?

Will my dentist treat my bad breath before and after wisdom teeth extraction?

Treatment Plan: Discuss your concerns with your dentist. They will determine if your halitosis is dentally related or not. Only then can the issue be addressed.

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I have bad breath after wisdom tooth extraction, what to do?

I have bad breath after wisdom tooth extraction, what to do?

Very common: After you have a wisdom tooth removed, you are more susceptible to getting a bacteria or an infection, which can cause bad breath. It is temporary and will improve as you heal. Keep a good oral hygiene.

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Bad breath after wisdom tooth extraction, what do you recommend?

Bad breath after wisdom tooth extraction, what do you recommend?

Rinsing: If the odor is coming from the surgical site it is most likely that you are collecting food in the area that hasn't healed completely. Irrigate it and keep it clean so it will finish healing. If you are having trouble see whoever removed your wisdom teeth for advice.

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Bone or jaw poking out of my gum after tooth extraction weeks ago, im starting to have bad breath and its not really that much painful. What to do?

Tooth extraction: Return to the surgeon to have the extraction site examined. You may have a piece of bone working its way out, or the area is just healing slowly and you are still feeling the edge of the extraction socket. The bad breath may be due to debris in the socket, or from other areas of your mouth. In any case, you should be seeing your dentist for follow-up care.

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After a tooth extraction why is there a bad taste in the mouth?

After a tooth extraction why is there a bad taste in the mouth?

Concur: I concur with dr davanzis answer. Additionally, there may be some residual bleeding which can leave a bad taste. Also, if other teeth not kept scrupulously clean can leave a bad taste. As dr davanzis said, see your dentist.

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I had a tooth extraction done 7 days ago but the pain is just not getting better. There's no swelling or funny smell but the pain in bad.

I had a tooth extraction done 7 days ago but the pain is just not getting better. There's no swelling or funny smell but the pain in bad.

Post op pain: You could have an infection, dry socket or alveolitis. It's also possible it's the adjacent tooth as often pain is hard to pinpoint for a patient. Regardless, there is no reason to be in pain at this point and your dentist can evaluate your problem, make you feel more comfortable and hasten your recovery.

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What can cause bad taste in mouth after wisdom tooth extraction?

What can cause bad taste in mouth after wisdom tooth extraction?

EXT > bad taste?: Lots of possibilities: many patients just don't brush and floss as well after surgery, food decaying in socket, early infection, beginning of dry socket, etc. Make sure you are brushing and flossing adequately, rinsing after the first 24 hours and see your own dentist to check on healing.

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I had a complicated tooth extraction last Wednesday and it still hurts a little sometimes, it smells and taste bad but not too much. Its that normal?

I had a complicated tooth extraction last Wednesday and it still hurts a little sometimes, it smells and taste bad but not too much. Its that normal?

It is normal: Tooth extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment. Take care.

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Tooth extraction (#14) 4 days ago with bone grafting. Now slight swelling to the gums. Also bad taste in my mouth. Is this normal?

Tooth extraction (#14) 4 days ago with bone grafting. Now slight swelling to the gums. Also bad taste in my mouth. Is this normal?

Possible dry socket: Possible dry socket or alveolitis should be checked out by your surgeon-- may be normal inflammation and healing but shouldn't be tasting bad your surgeon will be able to tell

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Is dry socket following a wisdom tooth extraction something that I can absolutely avoid? I'm going to have my wisdom teeth pulled soon, and know about dry socket. Is there some bad luck involved in getting it, or if I do everything right, can I avoid it?

Is dry socket following a wisdom tooth extraction something that I can absolutely avoid? I'm going to have my wisdom teeth pulled soon, and know about dry socket. Is there some bad luck involved in getting it, or if I do everything right, can I avoid it?

This: This question is asked numerous times, and the answer is the same: you can minimized your chances of getting a dry socket, but I do not believe there is a 100% fool proof, guaranteed way for you to avoid it. It is a complication of extracting teeth. Control the bleeding after the extraction by biting on gauze to let the blood clot form in the socket. Then, do not rinse or gargle for 24 hours. If you need to spit out, spit out gently and avoid opening wide (you can pull out the stitches, opening the wound). Eat soft foods, small bites. Have your dentist/surgeon guide you, and you should be fine.

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How can I stop excessive bleeding from my mouth after tooth extraction?

How can I stop excessive bleeding from my mouth after tooth extraction?

Several things: The first thing to try is to bite on some slightly wet gauze for 30 mins, and repeat this for another 30 mins. If you feel like you are continuing to bleed a lot, bite on a wet tea bag for 30 mins, normally this does the trick. You also may not be bleeding as bad as you think, as blood gets mixed in with your saliva in your mouth it may seem like there is more blood than there is.

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Child has swollen gum in roof of mouth after tooth extraction. What is the best remedy?

Child has swollen gum in roof of mouth after tooth extraction. What is the best remedy?

Call the dentist: To find out if this was expected and how best to handle it, or if it requires that you child be seen again.

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Bitter taste in mouth after tooth extraction/bone graft. Still have it 4 weeks later. Dr says tooth looks great and taste is not from that. Thoughts?

Bitter taste in mouth after tooth extraction/bone graft. Still have it 4 weeks later. Dr says tooth looks great and taste is not from that. Thoughts?

Bitter taste: Bitter taste in the mouth can be from all sorts of causes. Merely listing them won't really help you. Did you ask your own dentist what he/she thinks are the possibilities even if it's not from the extraction? Did you ask if you should consult with your own physician? You need to be evaluate by both a physician and a dentist to figure this out for you.

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more