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Bad taste from a healed dry socket

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Posted by: lancer  (9 years ago)
Dear Doctor,

Four months ago, I had my molar pulled out. I planned to have the gap replaced by a bridge as
soon as I am fully healed from the extraction. The blood clot happened to be washed away leaving me with a dry socket. The oral surgeon packed it with dressing which is being changed every other day. After two weeks, I saw a solid white stuff on the socket. The oral surgeon said it's a healing tissue. The white stuff has turned into a pink gum tissue. I feel good now and I can already eat on that side of my mouth. My only problem is the bad taste coming from the new gum tissue. It does not hurt or anything, only the horrible taste especially when I ran my tongue over it. Anyone knows what could this be? Is this something I should be worried about? Thank you in advance for your answers!
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Hello lancer!

The bad taste will subside over time. This comes from dead tissue that is rejected by the body as part of the healing process.

Just don’t worry about it, keep going regularly to your check-up appointments and it should be fine!
Liebe Grüße JB
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: lancer  (9 years ago)
Hi Doc,

This is good to know! Thanks:-)