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Bad taste after a dental bone graft

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Posted by: thatsmymotto  (8 years ago)
Dear everyone,

Five days ago, I had a bone graft placed on the site where my first molar used to be. It was extracted 2 1/2 months ago. A bone graft was done in preparation for a dental implant. I am currently on antibiotics and so far the swelling and the pain are almost gone. My concern is the unpleasant taste coming from the grafted site. After eating, drinking, brushing, and rinsing with mouth wash or salt water, I've been tasting a small amount of an unpleasant drainage coming from the area. Can anyone tell me what's going on, please? What should be done to get rid of the bad taste? Thank you in advance!
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Posted by: littleplayer  (8 years ago)
A little bad tasting drainage is usually not a problem, it is normal during the healing process after a bone graft surgery. This will soon go away. Continue with warm salt water rinses to induce normal healing.
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