Bad Taste Mouth After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Bad taste in mouth after wisdom teeth removal?
    I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago and everything seems fine except for a bad taste in my mouth, however I am not experiencing any unusual pain or swelling. It's not a strong taste, but it's pretty nasty. Is this normal? What can I do to relieve the bad taste?

    • ANSWER:
      you could have specified it a bit more so i can give a better advice. does it taste like blood? if so, just leave it alone and be sure to keep your mouth clean. does it taste like some sort of salty pus with an ominous after taste? if so, then you probably have been neglecting with hygiene and your open wounds are starting to get infected. i HIGHLY suggest you get that checked "from a professional"

  2. QUESTION:
    Why do I have a bad taste in my mouth after getting my wisdom teeth out?
    I had my two bottom wisdom teeth out on Monday. They were VERY impacted, so part of the bone was also removed. I've been feeling a lot better the last two days, but I'm getting this really bad taste in my mouth coming from the socket (sour and salty).

    Did this happen to anyone else?
    When will it go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually they were drilled out of the bone, but this will apply to you as well, and hopefully help you. So keep reading.

      Some soreness is to be expected for several days to a week or so. It just depends on the condition of the teeth that were extracted. Some people feel better the first day if the teeth were mobile and had been hurting from the movement. Some may have had surgery to remove them from the bone and take longer to heal. So here is some standard advice for extractions. To be safest and relieve any doubt that you may have, just call your dentist or surgeon, they will be happy to help you.

      Here are some tips: Try to rinse 3-4 times a day with really warm salt water. Use care when brushing so you don't brush that area. Also with these being back teeth, you need to exercise your jaw. Try stretching your mouth open and close over and over, getting a little wider each time but don't force yourself. This really helps with the pain and soreness you may experience from holding your mouth open during the extractions and their removal from the surrounding bone. Avoid hard or crunchy food for a week or so until you can tell the tissue is healed over.

      Now sometimes it's not normal to have pain. I can't look to see, and don't know how difficult the extractions were, so I'm just going on what you have described. But occasionally the tissue becomes infected or it doesn't clot over and develops a dry socket. You can usually tell this if it becomes painful, swollen, fowl smell and taste in your mouth. If this is the case you will need to go back to the Dentist to have the area cleaned out and packed off. He will also place you on antibiotics, pain med's and advise you to take Advil or Motrin.

      Hope I've been of some help here, good luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have really bad breath and bad tates in your mouth after wisdom teeth removal?
    I had all my 4 wisdom teeth remove five days ago and I had a really bad breath and taste! Is disgusting and I was wondering if is normal.also Ive been experiencing toothpain and a sting headed in one side of my jaw,the one I got stiches on.is this normal too?

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably just a combination of blood and antibiotics/other stuff they used during the procedure. Also, have you noticed if you've been sleeping with your mouth open? That will do it too sometimes.

      Also, I would actually recommend using salt water instead of mouth wash. My oral surgeon last year told me not to use mouth wash.

  4. QUESTION:
    Bad breath and foul taste after wisdom teeth removal?
    I got all 4 wisdom teeth removed on Friday and it is now Wednesday. I have been brushing my teeth multiple times a day, rising with warm salt water and gargling with mouth wash and I can't get the bad taste out. Should I use hydrogen peroxide or is it too soon?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're really concerned, I'd call your dentist. And don't do anything he or she hasn't instructed you to do.

      From an unprofessional opinion, I would just be patient and let your incisions heal. Once they're fully healed, the bad breath and taste should stop. My wisdom teeth healed really fast, but I know it takes some people quite a while for their incisions to heal and the healing process is lovely at causing bad breath.

  5. QUESTION:
    After wisdom teeth removal, there is a horrible taste in my mouth?
    I got my wisdom teeth out exactly 5 days ago. The last 2 days I have been experiencing this horrible taste where the wisdom teeth were extracted. It won't go away unless if I chew gum all the time, but that makes my mouth hurt a lot. The horrible taste is coming from a "liquid" that is oozing out from the stitches, and I have been spitting it out expecting it to be brown or something, but it's clear. Do you have any idea what that certain "liquid" is? If so, how should I get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like an infection and you need to see your dentist to get his advice.

      I had the same problem with all my wisdom teeth (it was why they were removed in the first place).

      You could try rinsing your mouth with saline solution, or even a proprietary mouthwash, just to keep it clean. What you are describing is pretty much normal (smells and tastes in the mouth are not uncommon), but it needs a professional dentist to advise properly just in case the infection gets worse.

      This soon after your extraction there's nothing to worry about. But like I say, get proper advice just in case.

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