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I had a tooth extraction & they put medication in the hole to prevent dry socket. Is it normal to taste the medication over a couple of days?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It is normal

The medication will alleviate the pain, and it is normal to taste the medication over a couple of days.
Take care.

In brief: It is normal

The medication will alleviate the pain, and it is normal to taste the medication over a couple of days.
Take care.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tooth Socket

Usually the 'medication' placed in sockets is a product that helps a clot form however it has no taste.
This may be the start of an infection or you may have food debris caught in the socket. Please have your dentist check the area and be sure to rinse with salt water to help keep the area clean after eating.

In brief: Tooth Socket

Usually the 'medication' placed in sockets is a product that helps a clot form however it has no taste.
This may be the start of an infection or you may have food debris caught in the socket. Please have your dentist check the area and be sure to rinse with salt water to help keep the area clean after eating.
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dr. Peter Karsant
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Some medications that are placed in the socket can slowly dissolve over time, so it may not be uncommon.
Check with you dentist to confirm this.

In brief: Yes

Some medications that are placed in the socket can slowly dissolve over time, so it may not be uncommon.
Check with you dentist to confirm this.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Robert Chin
Dentistry

In brief: Extraction

It is possible to taste the medication after the treatment.
If you feel that there is excessive taste, call your dentist for a followup to check the site out.

In brief: Extraction

It is possible to taste the medication after the treatment.
If you feel that there is excessive taste, call your dentist for a followup to check the site out.
Dr. Robert Chin
Dr. Robert Chin
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