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I had a tooth extraction yesterday morning, one of the big molars at the back.

The inside of the hole has turned like a yellow colour. I also have the most revolting taste in my mouth. Apparently i've also got a horrible smell coming from my mouth according to my mum.
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No!!!!!
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What colour should it go?

Haha, i'm proper worried.

Wonder what's wrong with it - i can't see a dentist until Monday or Tuesday.
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Uh-oh. My friend had the same thing done a few years ago. He has had bad breath since...

Ask the dentist :yep:
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Sounds like an infection?
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doesnt sound normal no see a emergency dentist if needs be.
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The smell and taste may be the result of infection. Usually when peoples teeth become infected or abscess there is a strong smell.
Occasionally (with some dentists) when extracting teeth they put medication into the socket (hole) of the tooth. This would also explain the smell/ taste. If you are still experiencing the same symptoms after a few days go back to your dentist.
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It tastes like metallic or something, really weird.

The dentist i went to was the walk-in one in town, i had an emergency appointmnet. Now they have a huuuge waiting list for people needing treatment - but do you reckon if i phoned on Monday morning and explained what i am experiencing that the man who took my tooth out would want to arrange an appointment to see me?? Or would he think i'm being paranoid about nothing?? Haha, i worry about what people think you see.
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you could see an out of hours GP, call your normal GPs number and you will either be put through to out of hours or be given a number. Good luck!
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(Original post by Scott_Maslen_Fan)
I had a tooth extraction yesterday morning, one of the big molars at the back.

The inside of the hole has turned like a yellow colour. I also have the most revolting taste in my mouth. Apparently i've also got a horrible smell coming from my mouth according to my mum.

do you smoke at all??? did you make sure you stopped smoking for a few days after the extraction?? if you have been smoking then it is something to worry about.
what reason did you have your tooth taken out? if you had an abscess of something then it could be the pus draining out.
it could be some sort of infection in which case i would see a dentist as soon as possible so they can have a look and get you on a course of antibiotics.

meanwhile i would recommend that you rinse your mouth in warm salty water rinses four time a day, just gargle it for a little while and spit it out, that may help a bit as it can help prevent infection and promotes a bit of healing.
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Ewwwww. I had two teeth out a few weeks ago, but they were fine.
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you could see an out of hours GP, call your normal GPs number and you will either be put through to out of hours or be given a number. Good luck!
Yeh, it sounds like an infection and GP would be able to help as much with that as a Dentist
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Dentist can prescribe antibiotics or anything can they? go to your GP, and do what DentalStudentGKT says, i would trust him
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My tooth was taken out because it was badly broken.

I don't smoke or anything.

I just feel ughhh with it. Feel a bit sickly everytime i swallow and just was horrified to see that it had gone yellow. And keep getting the horrible taste and horrible smell coming out of my mouth.

What is dry socket??

Or does it sound more like an infection?
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Got a nice headache to go with it too.

I mean i was put on a course of antibiotics because it was badly broken. Then i was on another few because i got a little tiny gum-boil.

I'm a proper nevous dental patient too - but the man who took it out yesterday was real nice and really calmed me down. Would it be best to try and get an appointment with him??

I've read something about that chances of dry socket can be increased if you have had an infection. But what are the symptons of that??
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Since it was yesterday, I wouldn't worry too much if it's not causing you pain.

Dry socket is a nasty infection in the socket where the tooth was extracted but that is very painful. Doctors get scared of anything to do with the teeth or the mouth unless they're specifically trained- they'll tell you go to your dentist or put you antibiotics.

Make sure you keep the area clean- as said above warm salty water mouth rinses regularly, and don't touch it with your tongue or finger or anything.

If you are worried, or it gets painful, or doesn't seem to heal after a week then visit your dentist. Phone the dentist you extracted your tooth on monday morning for reassurance/ further advice.
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(Original post by Scott_Maslen_Fan)
Got a nice headache to go with it too.

I mean i was put on a course of antibiotics because it was badly broken. Then i was on another few because i got a little tiny gum-boil.

I'm a proper nevous dental patient too - but the man who took it out yesterday was real nice and really calmed me down. Would it be best to try and get an appointment with him??

I've read something about that chances of dry socket can be increased if you have had an infection. But what are the symptons of that??

reason i asked about the smoking was exactly because of dry socket but it doesnt sound like its the case with you as its happened too quickly and you dont seem to be in severe pain, so severe that it radiates to your ears head and neck sometimes. it happens usually when either wisdom teeth are taken out or in smokers who didnt stop smoking for a few days. like i said though, it usually takes a few days to happen and as long as you do your salty water rinses it should be ok.
try not to worry too much about it and just give it a few days to clear up and ring your dentist on monday for reassurance. as i said also, warm salty water rinses will help lots.
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It tastes like metallic or something, really weird
Sounds like blood (iron).
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Yep, not really in any severe pain - it just throbs a little, and i've had a headache which keeps coming and going since i had it out too.
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The tooth i had extracted was one of the bottom molars.

It's now been over 48 hours - what colour should the socket actually be now??
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