I got my wisdom teeth out two weeks back. It is now paining a lot, and I also have a bad taste in my mouth. Is it due to infection?
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Sadly, Yes! Your history is giving symptoms of post-operative infection. If the pain is sharp just at the socket point, then clean this area thoroughly and start saline water mouth rinses at least 8 times a day for 2 weeks. This is best for the fast healing of the wound. Take a small cup of lukewarm water and add 1/4 th teaspoon of salt in it. I suggest you try using the following:
If sharp lancinating pain persists even after following these instructions for two days, then it would be better to visit your dentist and ask him to look if you have alveolar osteitis (dry socket) signs. If yes, then he can give you a dressing and thorough wash of the wound.
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