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Foul Taste And Odor From A Tooth Without Pain
Quite possible: No pain does not equal no problem, many times a tooth can die and decay with no pain yet it can lead to a slow developing abcess that is actual active infection and still have little to no pain. It is however a bit issue that can lead to pain. And yes it can create a foul taste and odor. ...Read more
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 more
Probably ok: Get checked to exclude infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lower right wisdom tooth and dentigerous cyst removed. Now there's a deep hole in my gums and foul taste coming out of it. It's infection? Can I stop it?
From Bacteria: The bacterial in the infection causing the teeth to rot will cause a foul taste in your mouth. Are you planning to have them pulled soon? ...Read more
It has been about 2 weeks since I had all 4 wisdom teeth remove. I am currently experiencing a foul taste in my mouth accompanied by yellow saliva.
I have a bad taste and odor in mouth. I noticed a wisdom tooth appearing. Actually, I cannot open my mouth more than one finger. What could it be
See your dentist: Could be infection around the wisdom tooth, especially if the gum in the area is painful. You could also be having TMJ problems causing limited opening of your jaw. Best to see a dentist soon. ...Read more
Dry Socket?: Possibly an infection. See your dentist for post operative care. ...Read more
7 days post tooth extr. No pain but bad smell and if I bite on gauze there is a brownish smelly discharge left behind. Root tip left in too. Normal?
See your dentist: Generally post operative visits are free. I would see you treating doctor to evaluate the area. Considering a root tip was left it would be best to visit your provider to determine what's causing the issue. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Bitter medicine placed in tooth after root canal will not fade even post-crown. Have altered sense of taste/smell. What's in it, will it go away?
Taste: You may want to ask your dentist what he/she used. Ask was some of that material sealed within the tooth. ...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
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?
Normal: Normal. Clot breaking down. No trouble unless increases pain. If pain increased see oral surgeon for possible dry socket. ...Read more
Can a wisdom tooth infection be painless? Gum very puffy and bad taste in mouth but no pain at all.
My tooth smells really bad. My upper back left tooth smells really bad and leaves horrible taste in my mouth. It makes my breath smell bad too. When I floss I can smell it right away. After I brush it covers up the smell but it comes right back.
Time: Time to go see your dentist for proper treatment. ...Read more
Are upper or lower wisdom tooth infections more serious? Gums puffy on top around tooth about 3 days but no pain. Bad taste in mouth.
Both serious: Maxillary infection can easily spread into your sinus, mandibular infection can spread down your throat. Bad taste means bacterial toxins and acid... A warning sign you need to address this asap. No pain now, but when it starts, you won't be able to get to a dentist fast enough. Call for an appointment to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more
At night nose burns smell grease as if I left oven on but did not. Have a broken off tooth, metallic taste in mouth. Just off antibiotic. Causes?
Some thoughts...: The infection, sinusitis, decay from the tooth, dry mouth, the antibiotic, plus a host of other factors can all be contributing to your symptoms. Have your dentist restore that rotten tooth and any other dental issues you might have. Then, if your problem (s) persist, see your PCP. ...Read more
??: I would begin by questioning what you are eating. There is an old expression that "we are what we eat". ...Read more
Hi there For the last 6 months I have had a foul taste enter my mouth from the back of my throat. It use to occur every now and then but now occurs frequently. There is no pain or discomfort just disgust when it is present once I was able to spit ous?
I feel bad smell origin in between a root canal teeth with crown, and another teeth with filling. However, no pain feel at all. May I know root cause?
See dentist: And have it checked as it could be an infection. ...Read more
Hi! I had 2 wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago, I lost some stiches this morning, I can see a hole in the extraction site, breath smells, no pain, its normal?
Normal: Try to keep area clean with gentle rinses. Avoid smoking. Use drinking straw with caution. It's normal to loose the stitches. Normal healing. ...Read more
I have had 2 seperate month long episodes where I smell and taste cigarette smoke. I've never smoked and I'm not around any smokers. Brushing my teeth or spraying perfume doesn't help. What could it be?
Stomach? Sinuses?: You may be experiencing stomach acid problems. Or if you were taking certain medications like antibiotics will or can leave a taste in your mouth. Also a sinus condition like an infection can drain and leave a bad taste in your mouth. Next time you get. This. See if you are or we're taking meds or if your sinuses are misbehaving. ...Read more
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 more
I had bite adjustment and could smell and taste burning when dentist was grinding teeth down, still taste burn in mouth, he did not use cooling down?
Drilling: On tooth enamel or dental materials sometimes elicits what patients refer to as a 'burning smell' when there are not copious amounts of water used. Some patients are more sensitive to this than others. Any other specific questions should be addressed to the dentist who actually treated you. ...Read more
I had two infected teeth removed yesterday and now I am running a fever and my mouth tastes and smells bad. Could the infection spread now?
Yes: There may still be some localized infection. Please call your Surgeon for reevaluation and, if necessary, treatment. ...Read more
I had bite adjustment and could smell and taste burning when dentist was grinding teeth down, still taste burn in mouth, is this normal side effect?
No: The taste and smell should go away with rinsing your mouth. If it continues after rinsing with a mouth rinse I would see your dentist again. ...Read more