Abscess tooth smell

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Avatar f tn I had a tooth pulled out on the 19/05/15, this tooth had a abscess for around 12 - 13 years, other dentists seemed very reluctant to pull the tooth. What I wanted to ask is, how long should it take before the swelling goes down or will it even go down with it being a very old abscess? I was thinking it may just take time because I think it affected the area either side of it as well. The dentist didn't give me any antibiotics but I'm assuming that's because she pulled the tooth out.
Avatar m tn Local causes like tooth infections, tooth abscess or periodontal disease. Some medications like dilantin and calcium channel blockers like nifedipine can cause bad breath. It is more common in smokers, in people with poor dental hygiene, with vitamin deficiencies and is known to be associated with systemic disorders like liver disease. You will need to consult your dentist who will examine you and determine the cause so that appropriate therapy can be initiated.
Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Dental-Health/tooth-abscess/show/1725027">tooth abscess</a> was started.
Avatar n tn From the antibiotics? Or the actual abscess.. I read somewhere that it is possible for the abscess to still linger until all the dead cells are removed so the taste/smell can linger. Any ideas? I am not in horrible pain so I don't believe it is a dry socket. I can't really describe the taste other than unpleasent. Also, brownish small globs were coming out of the area the night after my extraction.
Avatar f tn My husband has had problems with a tooth for about 9 months. Just recently some pus drained from the tooth. He has also had a low grade fever. I am wondering if a side effect from a long term abscessed tooth can be blood in his semen. A doctor put him on Amoxicillin 1500mg every 8 hours for 6 doses then 500mg every 8 hours for 14 days. Is this proper treatment?
Avatar n tn I want to ask I have abscess sometimes formed a small circle then fleak out with abscess and blood..then its smell tooth decayed ..I have a tooth decayed but inside of teeth that retain.It is started a years...about the symptoms..esp.abscess in my nose..
Avatar f tn I have been dealing with an abscess tooth for many years. I go to the dentist and they give me medicine and it will clear up. They have recommended that I go to an oral surgeon yet I continue to put it off. Today I experienced the taste and smell of the infection and can feel a little pain in me throat and am starting to worry. Is there anything that I can do to ensure that the infection doesn't spread until I get into the dentist or should I go to the emergency room?
Avatar n tn This blockage is what causes the smell. Think of it like a tooth abscess or sebaceous cyst, but, this problem can be around the eyes, ears or throat/neck. This can interfere with your energy levels, your brain function, and in general, the way your body “feels.” It is an infection and I found that dealing with it in a way similar to a tooth abscess is what worked, for me.
Avatar n tn I have a bad smell and taste coming from the tooth.Plus it is so swollen that it feels like I have a hard bump on my gum underneath that tooth.My question is.Does this sound like it is infected or abcess?I'm very worried because I am hearing all these crazy stories,like the infection could go to your brain.Is that true?I am going to go in to the dentist soon.But I figured I would take a antibiotic for it before hand to save money.I am taking clindamycin.Will this help.
Avatar f tn My dentist took an x-ray of my mouth and found no sign of a tooth abscess, even though when she drilled the infected tooth (which had a filling), there was a foul smell, indicating an abscessed tooth. There is also a swelling below my left jaw, and it is difficult to swallow and open my mouth. The dentist didn't explain much regarding why the x-Ray didn't reflect the tooth abscess. When we asked about the swelling in my jaw, she answered (rather uncertainly) maybe, it was because of trauma?
Avatar m tn Foul putrid smell odour when you touch one part of gum above tooth teeth. Solved accidentally after years SOLVED SOLVED SOLVED - For me - Hope You! I will go through all relevant details and history, as I suggest even I did not figure the solution and I had all the clues as it were. I solved it my accident. So given your situation may vary I will tell the story step by step. With the solution listed below as "what I believe" if you want to skip to that!
Avatar n tn If I rub my finger in the gum area just above the crown, it smells really bad. I can even smell it in the floss after I have flossed the crown tooth. My dentist did the ususl once-every 6 months cleaning but the smell persists. He took an X-Ray and he ruled out any tooth decay and he says that the gums look fine. He sent me to a gum specialist and she too didnt find anything. At this point both me and my dentist are out of options.
Avatar n tn I have the burnt hair taste in my mouth. I think it is related to a tooth abscess.
Avatar n tn There was an awful smell which he said was the abscess. I am taking amoxcillin at the moment and it now 8 days since the extraction but my jaw is still swollen the same as it was before the extraction, is this normal should the swelling be going down by now, it is not really painful. I have two days of tablets left should I go back to the dentist if it is still swollen when I have finished my tablets. Also I'm going on holiday is it OK to fly if jaw still swollen.
Avatar m tn Note that this is a smell that only I can smell. My wife tells me that she cannot smell anything in my breath. I've seen other posts where folks say that their mucous has an odor, but this is not the case with my condition. It's not associated with any infection, such as a cold viurs. Does anyone have this condition or something similar?
Avatar n tn Dear Snail, I read both of your posts, and the other one asked if a tooth infection could cause that odor you have. I have several ideas about your condition. The above poster made a good suggestion, too. About your tooth infection, yes, this can cause a stink in your mouth, and since it's near your nose, it will smell bad to you, and when you open your mouth to talk, others will then smell it, too.
Avatar m tn I have an upper left molar which required an emergency root canal during a hiking trip in France due to an abscess in 2011. They redid the root canal (or finished it anyhow) when I returned home, but were not entirely happy with how it was done. Since then, I've had fleeting pain around the tooth, but repeated xrays showed nothing at all unusual. In October 2013 I was in Hong Kong for a job interview and the gum above the tooth became sore and bruised.
Avatar n tn I smell it when I floss that tooth but not when I floss the rest of my teeth. If I push on the tooth the smell seems to be released. So, I went back to my dentist who claims the crown is just perfect and gave me some recommendation of a swish. Well, now it is driving me crazy, the smell. I have really good cleaning habits and all my teeth are visibly really nice and clean. I just came onto this site today to find an entire thread about this phenominan (sp?).
Avatar n tn HI, The gap after tooth extraction will usually fill up and heal by secondary intention within a few weeks time. If it has not healed for 12 years then there must be something that is preventing healing to occur. This can be infection and abscess formation. The gross taste may be an indication. Also anaemia, diabetes or other conditions that decrease a person’s immunity may prevent healing. You should take a second opinion regarding the matter from another Doctor. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn At first they were ok, but then I started noticing a terrible taste and smell in my mouth. I would brush my teeth and rinse, but nothing worked. When I finally went to my Dentist, I told him about my concern. He smiled and said that it was probably just the cement that had disolved (for lack of a better word) and didn't say anything else. He made an appointment with me 2 wks later.
Avatar f tn Dear Sir, I Abstracted my abscess third molar tooth, before 9 days. I feel sweeting smell when i gargle. Please suggest.
Avatar f tn Hi- I writing because my boyfriend, the past 6 months has developed a stale smell that comes mostly from his nose. He doesn't smell it, or taste it, so it is something I am noticing. Sometimes I can smell it from a distance. It smells very stale and not good. I don't know what to do to help him. It is very frustrating and a turn off. I love him dearly and want to help solve this. I know I am sensitive to smell but there is clearly something wrong.
797873 tn?1265740119 Mine is little different because where ever I am at this smell stays in, my room , at work and in my car.. and the smell changes all the time it depends what I eat. I also get thursty If I dont drink water. I start to get a dry throat and mouth... If i drink anything else that is not water my breath gets worse.. please help!
Avatar f tn Hello, There are many causes of bad odour from the mouth like gum disease, halitosis, tooth decay, abscess etc. Poorly fitting dental appliances, yeast infections of the mouth, and dental caries are few other common causes. Respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis, chronic sinus infections, postnasal drip, diabetes, acid reflux and liver or kidney problems are few other causes of bad breath.
Avatar n tn I posted last week about my cat with a tooth abscess. I took your advice and he had the tooth removed along with the pre-surgery blood work. Everything went well and he is recovering nicely. When I brought him back from the vet, his littermate sister who he had never been separated from (they are 5) did not seem to recognize him. It's now been 2 days and she's hissing and growling and acting like she doesn't know him at all.
Avatar f tn Biting down on them was painful, but pain was caused no matter what angle my tooth was pressed from, and the top tooth seemed to have swelling underneath as it was the only tooth that would touch other teeth. The dentist said that it was possible for it to just be trauma, such as torn ligaments, and he could not tell if there was a hairline fracture. He had me come back almost two weeks later (just under 3 weeks after the initial trauma).
Avatar n tn Hello On a trip to the south April 12 2008 I got abscess tooth a very bad case of it too days of no sleep and a very swollen face on my left side I got medcation for it and the pain went away after 5 days, then 2 weeks after around April 26 I startet feeling a mild pressure headache, and my wife told me I had really bad breath, then 5-6 days later I got a sinus infection that last for 5 days(had strong smell of ammonia in nose for 3 days), then it was runny nose and I could also feel stuff going
Avatar n tn I believe it may be a smell in between my gums maybe or even a tooth but none of my teeth are hurting me its just a smell that just recently started happening. I need to know how to get rid of this horrible taste in my mouth . Is there anything I can do to get rid of this smell? I believe its my gums but i dont kno.