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Bad Taste In Mouth After Tooth Extraction
Putrefaction...: The contents of a recent tooth extraction socket is the "perfect storm" for bad smell: warmth, moisture, bacteria, and abundant fermentable organic debris, blood clot, and exuding serous exudate. Every recent extraction smells and tastes bad until the natural healing process allows the wound to close over, bringing resolution to the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wisdom tooth ext: This is not unusual after an extraction, especially if there was an infection. The bad taste is due to the bleeding and drainage of any residual infection. Make sure you follow the post-op instructions given to you by your surgeon, and keep the area clean. If the bad taste continues after 2-3 days, call your surgeon to have the area examined. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read more
After wisdom tooth extraction, the neighboring tooth and the ear hurts real bad. It has been 8 days since extraction.
Developed bitter taste while on amoxicillin post tooth extraction/bone graft.still have bitter taste a week after finishing antibiotics.thoughts?
Okay for 2 to 3 wks: Bad taste and smell are common up to 2 to 3 weeks post bone graft from the bacterial in your mouth and graft getting rid of dead tissue in the area. Reduction in pain and swelling in the mouth area is evidence healing is occurring.. The graft needs to be checked by your dentist or oral surgeon at 2 to 3 weeks time to check for membranes or plaques he may have to remove. ...Read more
12 days post-op wisdom tooth extraction. Had a bad taste in mouth which is gone now, still have unpleasant breath sometimes. Brushing 3x/day, peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) 2x/day, dentist says no infection or gum problems?
May be unrelated: The initial bad taste after the extraction may have been a dry socket, food debris, or bacteria caught in the socket. Unpleasant breath may be caused by other factors, including cavities, gastric reflux, and your diet. All these potential causes need to be explored, since brushing and gargling will only temporarily mask the problem. All the best.. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Teeth 18 and 19 extracted 30 hours ago...today mouth and gauze smell awful but no bad taste....dry socket?
Keep yr mouth clean: It is important to resume your normal dental hygiene after 24 hours. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. It is imperative to keep your mouth clean, since an accumulation of plaque, food, or debris may promote infection. If you think something is not normal, or you’re having difficulties with bleeding, call your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dentist rx'd me peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) to rinse the weird taste in my mouth away post wisdom tooth extraction. Do i need to water this stuff down before rinsing?
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 it normal to experience a strange taste in the mouth 3days after bone graft following tooth extraction?
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