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Bad taste & smell
Its been 4 days i got my wisdom tooth extracted..Theres a bad taste & smell from my mouth..theres no significant pain but bad smell & taste ..why is it?
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Hello This is normal,it ll occur due to healing,it ll be good by time
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Hello After extraction, the wound healing takes place which when mixed with food might give you bad taste and smell Please visit the dentist if it doesn’t go away and increases
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Wound healing with food accumulation can cause smell. Make sure you keep the area clean and there is no food lodgement
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Hello! Kindly get examination done
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Hi, The bad taste and smell is because of the extraction. Do warm water with salt gargle 3 times a day for 3 days. Nothing to worry.
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After tooth extraction, it takes time  for the wound to heal. In the mean time, food gets trapped in the wound, which decays and causes bad smell & taste. If you don't experience any significant pain, you just need to keep the area clean. The wound will heal on its own in 7-15 days.
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You should do warm saline rinses, three times a day after having a meal, to clean the area.
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Avoid eating from that side of mouth for a few days.
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Go for dental examination
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