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Bad Taste In Mouth 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Week after wisdom teeth removal and I still have really bad pain in my jaw and cheek. Pain medicine barely works and I'm so exhausted. Is this normal?
No: 1st concern is dry socket. Your Oral Surgeon is responsible for your post-surgical care. Return for reevaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Usual age for wisdom teeth removal? I've had bad jaw pain for about three weeks, and I'm not sure if it is my wisdom teeth.
Why Guess?: It might be your wisdom teeth, then again, it may not. See a local dentist who can examine your mouth and recommend the proper treatment. ...Read more
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
Wisdom teeth removal. Tongue is yellow and tastes similar to when a dentist drills your teeth. Tongue is also taking the shape of my teeth?
Follow up appt: See your surgeon for a follow up appointment. Your conditions may or may not be related to the extractions. ...Read more
Possible causes: The foul taste could be related to a number of different causes. The taste of dried blood, trapped food or debris, or loss of the blood clot (dry socket) are some reasons why you could be experiencing a bad taste. Another possibility could be a postoperative infection. If you are experiencing pain and swelling associated with the bad taste, you may want to consult with y our dentist or surgeon. ...Read more
My wisdom teeth are coming in but only the top of my gums are black where the tooth coming in. No pain just a bad taste when my tongue goes over it?
That's the sign: You should see an oral surgeon and evaluate the situation before they become problematic. In my experience %95 percent of the times wisdom teeth have to be removed and it is always safer, easier and less painful if you get it done early on. Don't wait see a dentist or an oral surgeon asap ...Read more
See your dentist: To determine if it's dental in origin. If not, your dentist will probably refer you to your physician. Unfortunately, what you describe requires a one on one clinical examination to determine the cause. Merely giving you a list of possibilities would serve no purpose. ...Read more
Bad taste: Without knowing the taste description, it is harder to be specific. However, any strange taste often suggests infection. Especially after a tooth was removed and if you suddenly notice a strange taste or drainage in throat, please see your oral surgeon/dentist to rule out infection, as it is easier to treat it sooner than later. The bad taste may come from surgical dressing in the socket, possibly. ...Read more
I have a big blood clot in my mouth after wisdom teeth removal. What should I do it is not 24hours yet.
Big blood clot: 1. Do not rinse 2. Remove the clot with a dry sterile gauze pad. 3. Moisten a tea bag and apply gentle pressure by biting down for 45 minutes. 4. Repeat as necessary. 5. Keep your head elevated 6. Limit physical activity. If that doesn't work you will have to call your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
It certainly can -: You can have some referred pain from the procedure, and also some injections are given more posterior to where the surgical incisions are and you may be feeling some of the soreness from having multiple injections as well. ...Read more
It depends: Speaking regarding wisdom teeth removal, there is no doubt that today that it can be done very confortablely with excellent anesthesia and IV sedation that you wake up and everything is done without you remembering a thing. Premedication with anti infamatory and anti swelling perscriptions can make even your experience afterwards very comfortable. ...Read more
See an oral surgeon: Or the dentist. Pain and swelling following dental extraction 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. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or oral surgeon for follow up appointment. ...Read more
I usually wear a retainer at night on the bottom of top of my mouth, how long after wisdom teeth removal until it is safe to start wearing them again?
Your comfort: When you can wear it comfortably then your can restart wearing it. Disinfect it prior to beginning to use it. ...Read more
Is it okay to eat after wisdom teeth removal with the blood clots still on? I can still see the blood clots in my mouth where the surgical extraction happened.
Yes: Maintaining an adequate nutrition following any surgery is important. If you are taking pain medication, it is important to have something in your stomach before taking the pain med to decrease the risk of nausea. Start with a soft diet, drink liquids, and advance your diet as tolerated. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can rinse. However, minimize the amount of rinsing. Also do not spit the water out of your mouth when rinsing. Let the water "fall out" of your mouth. Spitting can cause the blood clots over the teeth extraction sites to become dislodged leading to bleeding. I hope you have a quick and easy recovery. ...Read more
Day 6, 4impacted wisdom teeth removal. Still can't close mouth all the way due to little lumps @ the back of my mouth (swollen gum?). Is this normal?
It is not normal: Wisdom teeth. It was 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. Your symptoms could be a serous problem. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment. ...Read more
That depends: For most people the majority of the healing is completed in the first 5-6 days if you smoke or drink alcohol this will take longer. In rare cases dry socket can develop. This condition can take 2-3 weeks to heal. Following the care instructions of your oral surgeon greatly reduces the chance of developing dry socket. ...Read more
After six days....: ... and no pain, and no swelling, you are probably good to go. Enjoy the sandwich. ...Read more
Bad odor common: It is not uncommon to have a bad odor or taste after extractions. Food or debris can get stuck in sockets--do not pick at! Also, the healing clot can develop a bad odor as well as it heals. Do not rinse with strong mouthwash as it can cause dry socket. Leave everything alone, brush well, avoiding directly the sockets. Once things heal you should notice an improvement. ...Read more
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