Bad Breath after Wisdom Tooth Pulled can Cause Bad Breath
Summary: Bad breath after wisdom tooth pulled or extracted can cause bad breath if there’s no blood clot to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process.
Have you experienced bad breath after you had your tooth pulled- wisdom tooth, to be more specific because it is the farthest part where you can hardly reach during oral hygiene? If you have not experienced bad breath after wisdom tooth pulled or extracted, you might be wondering what the connection is. As we are all aware of, bad breath is commonly and normally caused by odor-causing bacteria that exist in our mouth. But then again, there are still other causes, like postnasal drip, tonsillitis, and many more. Another common about bad breath is that more and more people are suffering with this condition. That does not exclude me (fortunately, mine is not chronic). Chronic bad breath needs triple the care because of its underlying causes. Temporary bad breath is what most people are experiencing.
Let us go back to bad breath after wisdom tooth pulled, before I tell you all my bad-breath encounters. Halitosis or bad breath following dental extraction is a sign of a particular problem that you must pay attention to. The unhealed tooth socket on the back part of your mouth, where your wisdom tooth was pulled out, is the underlying reason of your bad breath. It is known as dry socket and it occurs when there is no blood clot in the hole that the tooth was taken out from. It is very important for that socket to have blood clot to be able to stop the bleeding, and most importantly to begin the healing process.
The bad breath after wisdom tooth pulled comes with a moderate to severe pain. Regardless of the cause of the pain or how bad it feels, you should see your dentist or dental surgeon right away. It is only them who know all about dry socket and bad breath after wisdom tooth pulled and they’re the ones who can help heal the dry socket. You will be instructed not to smoke, suck on straws, eat crunchy foods, or brush strongly on the area of dry socket and you should strictly follow these instructions for your own sake. You can’t be suffering the pain and bad breath for who knows how long! There is no need for you to worry with regards to keeping your mouth clean and fresh for they would tell you how to do it the right way without jeopardizing your dry socket.
Bad breath after wisdom tooth pulled is due to unhealed socket which bacteria can grow. If that happened, it is likely for that socket to inflame and if this problem won’t be addressed sooner, this could lead to a more serious bad breath issue. The bad breath after wisdom tooth is pulled will be gone as soon as the socket is healed and you can resume to cleaning your teeth without fear of putting the socket at risk