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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. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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How before the bad taste from wisdom teeth extraction goes away?

How before the bad taste from wisdom teeth extraction goes away?

Depends: A bad taste after an extraction can be from infection or food caught in the wound area. Have it checked by your dentist and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction bone graft 5 days ago. On ZPack 250mg. Need 1 vicodin/day b/c of throbbing pain. Bad taste coming from extraction. Is this normal?

Tooth extraction bone graft 5 days ago. On ZPack 250mg. Need 1 vicodin/day b/c of throbbing pain. Bad taste coming from extraction. Is this normal?

Pain and bad taste: Pain should be substantially better 5 days after an extraction. Bad taste may indicate the socket filled with food debris, an infection or a dry socket. You should bring all this to the attention of the dentist who treated you and be seen for a post-op evaluation. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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


Bad Taste (Definition)

Bad taste = unpleasant ...Read more