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Horrible pain bad smell and taste after tooth extraction. What is wrong?

10 doctors weighed in
4 doctors agree

In brief: Dry Socket ?

Possibly an infection.
See your dentist for post operative care.

In brief: Dry Socket ?

Possibly an infection.
See your dentist for post operative care.
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Dry socket

Sounds like you developed a dry socket.
Very uncomfortable but easily treated by your dentist. Make an appointment to see him.

In brief: Dry socket

Sounds like you developed a dry socket.
Very uncomfortable but easily treated by your dentist. Make an appointment to see him.
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1 comment
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dry socket is easy to treat and usually is part of routine post operative care....meaning no fee is charged to the patient. At least call your treating dentist and ask for a follow up appointment if you are concerned.
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Healing

It is normal to have bad smell and taste after an extraction due to the bleeding and healing.
Usually the odor/taste resolves after one week. If it has been longer than one week, have your dentist examine your mouth to make sure you do not have a post-operative infection. If you have infection, you may need antibiotics.

In brief: Healing

It is normal to have bad smell and taste after an extraction due to the bleeding and healing.
Usually the odor/taste resolves after one week. If it has been longer than one week, have your dentist examine your mouth to make sure you do not have a post-operative infection. If you have infection, you may need antibiotics.
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