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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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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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How before the bad taste from wisdom teeth extraction goes away?

How before the bad taste from wisdom teeth extraction goes away?

Depends: A bad taste after an extraction can be from infection or food caught in the wound area. Have it checked by your dentist and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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What can cause bad taste coming from wisdom teeth sockets?

What can cause bad taste coming from wisdom teeth sockets?

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

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Bad taste in back of throat - post wisdom teeth. What can I do?

Bad taste in back of throat - post wisdom teeth. What can I do?

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

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What can cause bad taste in back of throat - post wisdom teeth?

What can cause bad taste in back of throat - post wisdom teeth?

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

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How can I get rid of the bad taste in my mouth after my wisdom teeth surgery? I rinse with salt water after i eat

Bad taste: . Do you have pain? Swelling? Stitches? Keep rinsing with salt water. Did the oral surgeon give you a syringe to irrigate the area with? Sometimes there is an unpleasant taste because of the healing process going on. Sometimes it can be from food debris stick in the hole. See the extracting dentist about this. It is the best way to get an answer. ...Read more

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Got wisdom teeth out 3-4 months ago. I feel like the 2 top ones are seeping-acidic taste- so have constant bad breath. Is this normal? Suggestions?

Got wisdom teeth out 3-4 months ago. I feel like the 2 top ones are seeping-acidic taste- so have constant bad breath. Is this normal? Suggestions?

Need an exam: After 3 - 4 months, wound closure should be sufficient to prevent any seeping. You may have issues with adjacent teeth to the now removed third molars. Go in for a followup exam and don't be surprised if another issue near to the extraction sites is discovered. ...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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I got my wisdom teeth (both on the right side) out on wednesday and smoked 15 minutes after. Now i'm in pain and my mouth always tastes bitter.

See your dentist: Smoking the first few days following an extraction may impair proper healing. You could have a dry socket, an infection or perhaps just some postoperative pain. You need to return to the dentist who removed those teeth in order to evaluate what's occurring and what, if anything needs to be done. There is no way to evaluate you over the internet. ...Read more

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Why does it hurt so bad and why did it pop? I just got my wisdom teeth out a week ago and I open my mouth and it popped and my lower right side HURTS!

Why does it hurt so bad and why did it pop? I just got my wisdom teeth out a week ago and I open my mouth and it popped and my lower right side HURTS!

Very common: TMJ pain or soreness may occur after the removal of impacted wisdom teeth. See your surgeon for further instructions and management. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth coming through cause a really foul smell and taste in your mouth?

Yes: Impacted wisdom teeth that are partially visible in the mouth are a prime area for food and bacteria to harbor and can be a definite cause for a foul taste and smell. ...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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Is it normal after getting your wisdom teeth pulled to have a weird taste in your mouth?

Yes: Yes, for a number of reasons. You may have a bad taste since you aren't brushing as thoroughly. You may have a blood clot breaking down which tastes bad. As long as you are without pain, you should be ok. Any problems call or see your oral surgeon ...Read more

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My bottom 2 wisdom teeth have started coming through again after a year - I have a metallic taste in my mouth & wonder if this is related?

Dr. Dinh Bui Dr. Bui
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My bottom 2 wisdom teeth have started coming through again after a year - I have a metallic taste in my mouth & wonder if this is related?

Inflammation?: Inflammation could alter your taste... Should have your 2 wisdom teeth remove since they probably coming in at an angle or not in proper occlusion with the opposing arch. ...Read more

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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


Bad Taste (Definition)

Bad taste = unpleasant ...Read more