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Old 02-10-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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post op wisdom tooth bad taste pain

I had my wisdom teeth pulled (well at least three of them that were not impacted) and here it is the fifth day and there is now a throbbing pain and bad taste with an odor. I guess my question is when do i start to worry about infection? I understand that there is usually pain but it went from mild pain to moderate pain and it seems to be getting worse. Is this a sign of infection and if so, what can be done, (besides pain killers and ibuprofen)?

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Re: post op wisdom tooth bad taste pain

Could be a dry socket where the blood clot falls out of the hole, exposing the bone to irritation. See the oral surgeon who did the extraction.

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Re: post op wisdom tooth bad taste pain

I'd call the surgeon's office quick.

Throbbing pain and a bad smell are hallmarks of infection. Didn't they give you antibiotics?

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