Molar extraction

Posted , 4 users are following.

5 days ago, I had a broken tooth removed no fillings or anything just about 10 days ago eating dinner and the molar broke.

I had a lower molar removed have ensured I have done 5-6 salt rinses a day including 2 anitseptic mouthwash rinses. Plus I have stayed on soft food.

I'm positive I don't have dry socket as I'm taking a nurofen in the morning and one at night as there is little pain during the day.

When the tooth was removed no infection according to the dentist. But since yesterday the smell of my breath is horrendous to the point Im trying not to speak but with a customer facing job I have very little choice.

Any ideas what maybe causing this? the socket has the blood clot in with a whitish covering which I'm told is normal but the smell is disgusting.

Any ideas how to get rid of the smell gratefully recieved I have a interview Monday for a new job and I'm paranoid about this smell.

0 likes, 4 replies

Report / Delete

4 Replies

  • Posted

    bad smell could be some infection brewing there s per your description of whitish covering, . have it checked out or ask the pharmacy for a quick temporary solution. 

     

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I don't really want to suggest that you go probing the socket because that would be a bad thing and you could stand a chance of dislodging the clot, But if it were me I would use a syringe without a needle and use it to push water into the socket to try to dislodge any food that might be stuck in there causing bad breath. Just saying. Wink, wink.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I don't really want to suggest that you go probing the socket because that would be a bad thing and you could stand a chance of dislodging the clot, But if it were me I would use a syringe without the needle or a child medicine administration syringe and use it to push water into the socket to try to dislodge any food that might be stuck in there causing bad breath. Just saying. Wink, wink.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    A blood clot has a certain odour of its own, which some people find unpleasant. However if the smell is really foul it might indicate an infection, which would require treatment with antibiotics.

    If you're rinsing regularly, there shouldn't be any serious food débris stuck in the socket. I think it would be a good idea to call your dentist.

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up