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Does foul taste in mouth come from dry socket?
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In brief: It can
A dry socket is a tooth extraction site where the blood clot was lost and the bone exposed.
The bone can be dying back - thus the taste or it can be trapping food which then as it breaks down - also causes a bad odor/taste.

In brief: It can
A dry socket is a tooth extraction site where the blood clot was lost and the bone exposed.
The bone can be dying back - thus the taste or it can be trapping food which then as it breaks down - also causes a bad odor/taste.
Dr. David Schneider
Dr. David Schneider
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Dr. David Smith
Dentistry
In brief: Yes, it may.
Dry socket is specifically related to a recent tooth extraction.
It could be foul taste from the dry socket, but if you've had it "packed" by your dentist, then it's from the foul tasting medicine. If you have not had a recent extraction, please see your dentist to identify the source of the bad taste.

In brief: Yes, it may.
Dry socket is specifically related to a recent tooth extraction.
It could be foul taste from the dry socket, but if you've had it "packed" by your dentist, then it's from the foul tasting medicine. If you have not had a recent extraction, please see your dentist to identify the source of the bad taste.
Dr. David Smith
Dr. David Smith
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Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics
In brief: See a dentist
Brush, floss, and use a listerine-type mouthwash.
If the taste/odor doesn't go away, see your doctor to rule out a throat infection, then see a dentist to evaluate for a tooth abscess.

In brief: See a dentist
Brush, floss, and use a listerine-type mouthwash.
If the taste/odor doesn't go away, see your doctor to rule out a throat infection, then see a dentist to evaluate for a tooth abscess.
Dr. Robin Larabee
Dr. Robin Larabee
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