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Bad Smell In Mouth After Tooth Extraction
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Its the 2nd day after my wisdom tooth extraction and im having a bad breath and a bitter taste in my taste buds. What is it ist bad?
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Tooth extraction (#14) 4 days ago with bone grafting. Now slight swelling to the gums. Also bad taste in my mouth. Is this normal?
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Dry socket?: A possibility. See your surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably ok: Get checked to exclude infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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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