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What does it mean if I have a bad taste in mouth 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

What does it mean if I have a bad taste in mouth 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

Debris in Sockets or: The socket in your jawbone can collect debris until it heals and fills in with bone covered by gum tissue. In the meantime, your oral surgeon should give you an irrigating syringe to squirt in the hole(s) to keep them clean. Could also be blood or possibly drainage/infection. Does it hurt? Getting better or worse? Any q's, see your dentist. ...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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Could it be bad i rinsed my mouth after wisdom teeth removal?

Could it be bad i rinsed my mouth after wisdom teeth removal?

No: You need to rinse after eating following the removal of teeth. Of more importance is how vigorously you rinse. My patients are advise to rinse lightly after eating or drinking fluids on the day of surgery to remove any residual food particles. Vigorous rinsing on the day of surgery could cause the loss of the blood clot and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have your stitches fall out of your upper mouth on left side after wisdom teeth removal after 3 days?

Is it bad to have your stitches fall out  of your upper mouth on left side after  wisdom teeth removal after 3 days?

Usually not: The first 3 days are the most critical and as long as you are careful, it shouldn't be a problem. Some stitches do not actually fall out but dissolve. It is always best to check with the dentist who placed the stitches. ...Read more

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Lower two wisdom teeth extracted exactly a week today. When will stitches dissolve and why do I have really bad breath and bad taste in mouth.

Lower two wisdom teeth extracted exactly a week today.  When will stitches dissolve and why do I have really bad breath and bad taste in mouth.

Bad Breath: The stitches will dissolve over time (2-6 weeks depending on the type used) if they are not silk sutures typically black so see your dentist to have that checked. Re bad breath are you rinsing vigorously 3x/day? It is common to get food trapped as the sockets heal you may need a curved syringe to remove the debris with water so see your surgeon for this. ...Read more

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Trismus after wisdom teeth removal. Is that a bad side effect?

Common side effect: After removal of wisdom teeth or undergoing procedures where the mouth is held open, many patients will experience some limited opening due to tightness of the muscles that function to open and close the lower jaw that will generally improve with time and moist heat. In some instances, an infection can also be responsible for limited opening, which would require additional treatment. ...Read more

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Funky taste and mild pain 2 weeks after wisdom teeth removal. Was told this would be normal..But after 2 weeks?

Funky taste and mild pain 2 weeks after wisdom teeth removal. Was told this would be normal..But after 2 weeks?

This requires: You going back to your dentist for a one on one examination. We can't do that over the internet. It may or may not be related to the extractions. Some possibilities are food in an incompletely healed and covered over socket, an infection, or merely poor oral hygiene and food collecting around adjacent teeth. Your dentist should be able to solve the mystery for you. ...Read more

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Is it bad to be put to sleep for wisdom teeth removal with a PFO patent formen ovale?

Is it bad to be put to sleep for wisdom teeth removal with a PFO patent formen ovale?

Sedation: Oral surgeons are well trained for IV concious sedation. Sometimes they use the services of anesthesiologist for challenging cases. Surgeon may ask for cardiology consultation prior to surgery. ...Read more

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Is it bad to still have pain in my lower right jaw from wisdom teeth removal about 4 weeks ago?

Is it bad to still have pain in my lower right jaw from wisdom teeth removal about 4 weeks ago?

Not Typical: It certainly is not typical to still have pain 4 weeks post op. You should definitely return to your surgeon to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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