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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Infection/dry socket: Foul taste usually indicates infection; not unusual to have a dry socket following a difficult surgical extraction of a lower molar. Return to the dentist to place medication in the extraction site and they will most likely also prescribe an antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
Thats 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Can a wisdom tooth infection be painless? Gum very puffy and bad taste in mouth but no pain at all.
Possibly: You are probably having drainage due to an inflammation of the gums around the wisdom tooth. This drainage is what can keep you relatively pain free. Even without major pain, you still need to see your dentist and get evaluated, to prevent more severe problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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