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Bad taste after tooth pulled

By Nicole 2/21/2009 8:11:40 PM
I went to the oral sugeon and got my tooth pulled on Tueday and it is now Friday and I have this nasty tasingt drip coming from the side my tooth was on. It feels like a sinus infection, the pressure on my right hceeck then my mouth hurts, then I get the metallic tasting drip.. I am on clindamyacin and was on zithromax the week before for sinus infectin. HELP/
Posted By : Dr. Ritz on 2/21/2009 8:11:40 PM

The bad tase coming from the extraction socket is normal. It will go in another 2-3 days and in the meanwhile you should maintain good oral hyg and do warm saline rinses 2-3 times a day. This bad taste is because of food and bacteria lodging in the extraction socket. With the healing of the socket this bad taste will go away. for more on wisdom tooth extration you can read the following article on our website..

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