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Infected wisdom tooth

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Posted by: ladyred  (8 years ago)
Dear Checkdent Team!

I had my right upper wisdom tooth removed last year because it was badly infected. There was a pus coming from it which made my breath smell really bad. This seemed to have gone in a couple of months. However, last month, I began to notice that my breath smells awful again and there is a gross taste in my mouth. Is it possible that the wisdom tooth beside the extracted one is also infected now? Please help!

I'd be greatful for any replies.
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Hello!

If you have more wisdom teeth, you could have developed further gum pockets. Alternatively it could be due to a periodontitis.

I would use the dentist search feature to find a periodontologist in your area for a consultation.

All the best!
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: ladyred  (8 years ago)
Thanks a lot Doc! I will surely see a periodontist.
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Posted by: soregums  (8 years ago)
Hello!

When I had a badly infected tooth, my gums were sore and the pain had traveled along the nerves in the jaw. Your case is most likely a gum disease for me.
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Posted by: Shawna  (5 years ago)
my daughter 18 yrs old had her wisdom tooth (3) removed in Sept. Two weeks later, it was badly infected that there was pufs that had to be removed for which it left her with a scar. Is there anything I can do to reduce the scar so that she can look better ?
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Dear Checkdent Team!

I had my right upper wisdom tooth removed last year because it was badly infected. There was a pus coming from it which made my breath smell really bad. This seemed to have gone in a couple of months. However, last month, I began to notice that my breath smells awful again and there is a gross taste in my mouth. Is it possible that the wisdom tooth beside the extracted one is also infected now? Please help!

I'd be greatful for any replies.


The tooth next to the wisdom tooth is a second molar, not another wisdom tooth.

There is a condition known as ANUG or "Trenchmouth" which gives patients very bad breath and a metallic taste in the mouth. This happens when certain bacterial populations go very high. Freguently it occurs in younger people, when wisdom teeth are still in the mouth.

Ask if this might be your problem. It is treated by debridement of deposits on the teeth and antimicrobial mouthrinses.
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