Q. What should I do for severe pain with bad breath and taste after wisdom tooth extraction?

Answered by
Dr. Naveen Thomas
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 25, 2018

Hello doctor,

I got one of my wisdom teeth taken out a week back. My stitches came out and now there is a big hole where the tooth was extracted. My dentist gave me nothing, not cleaning tools at all. I am just freaking out because their office is closed. What should I do about the giant hole? It hurts a lot. My breathe stinks and taste is bad as well.

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If it hurts a lot, it means that you have a dry socket condition, where the blood clot gets dislodged from the wound causing infection. You need to start taking antibiotics like Augmentin 625 mg and a painkiller. Also, use warm salt water gargling three times a day. Do not touch the area. And wait it out till you can see a dentist nearby. In such condition it takes time for full healing of the area, thus you have to be patient, get the wound cleaned and debrided by your dentist as soon as possible.


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