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I have a foul taste in mouth after tooth extraction. What should I do?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
3 doctors agree
In brief: Probably ok
Get checked to exclude infection.

In brief: Probably ok
Get checked to exclude infection.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possible Dry Socket
A foul taste and throbbing pain occurring within the first 2 - 5 days following the extraction of a tooth in the lower jaw possibly could be a dry socket.
Smoking, excessive spitting, and drinking with a straw immediately following the extraction can incrrease the risks of experiencing a dry socket. Your dentist or surgeon can advise you if you have a dry socket or food trapped in the socket.

In brief: Possible Dry Socket
A foul taste and throbbing pain occurring within the first 2 - 5 days following the extraction of a tooth in the lower jaw possibly could be a dry socket.
Smoking, excessive spitting, and drinking with a straw immediately following the extraction can incrrease the risks of experiencing a dry socket. Your dentist or surgeon can advise you if you have a dry socket or food trapped in the socket.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Foul taste
Talk to your dentist about possibility of infection.
Prophylactic antibiotics given?.

In brief: Foul taste
Talk to your dentist about possibility of infection.
Prophylactic antibiotics given?.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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In brief: Get seen
This could be the result of an infection or the result of food getting trapped in the extraction socket and then breaking down.
Get seen by a dentist/surgeon (oral) right away to identify the cause and have it treated.

In brief: Get seen
This could be the result of an infection or the result of food getting trapped in the extraction socket and then breaking down.
Get seen by a dentist/surgeon (oral) right away to identify the cause and have it treated.
Dr. David Schneider
Dr. David Schneider
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