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Salty taste in mouth and on lips, 13 teeth extracted. Scope mouthwash used. Advise?

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5 days ago i had 13 teeth removed everything went great no pain except when the stiches move a little. my probem is im getting a strong salty taste in my mouth and on my lips it started today.
i have been using scope to rince & clean out my mouth out everytime after i eat since the extraction.

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Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for posting your query,

Strong salty taste in your mouth can be because of abscess formation .
Sometimes due to food lodgement in the healing socket there can be formation of abscess, after extraction healing process starts and there is increased salivation due to which you may feel salty or nauseating feeling.


Follow the post operative instructions properly , regular rinsing with lukewarm water
use antiseptic mouthwash solution , take semisolid diet , this will help in preventing infection and fasten the healing process .

Take complete course of antibiotic and analgesic.
If the symptoms still persists you can visit to your Dentist and get complete clinical evaluation done.


Hope this helps out.

Regards........
Answered: Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sonia Nayab's  Response
hi mr bubba :)
thanks for asking your query
after multiple extractions you may experience post op complications
after extraction for 24 hours you dont have to spit and eat hard food,or drink hot beverages
also you have to stop smoking,else it will interupt with normal healing process and delays healing
after 24 hours you have to gargle 3-4 times a day for 5-7 days.
maintain oral hygiene
be on soft diet.
have analgesics and antibiotic for pain and infection
hope it will help
thanks.
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Hello there,

Thanks for writing your query.

Salty taste in the mouth usually because of abscess formation,but in your case this may be infection either due to food lodgement or due to remnant of the extracted tooth or trauma during extraction.

So i would suggest you follow all the instruction given by your dentist after tooth extraction and take a course of antibiotic and analgesic to promote healing and prevent infection and relieve pain at the site of extraction.

Hope this will be helpful.

Take care.

Dr. Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Fri, 10 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm forum,

The salty taste in mouth and lips are due to pus and fluid draining from the extraction socket.
Frequent warm saline and betadine rinses may be helpful.

Avoid touching the affected area.

aVoid spitting with great force.

Intake of hot/spicy /.hard foods has to be avoided.

Brush your teeth twice daily.

Rinse your mouth using chlorhexidine mouthrinses.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics prescribed by your dentist.

Take care,
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm forum,

The salty taste in mouth and lips are due to pus and fluid draining from the extraction socket.
Frequent warm saline and betadine rinses may be helpful.

Avoid touching the affected area.

aVoid spitting with great force.

Intake of hot/spicy /.hard foods has to be avoided.

Brush your teeth twice daily.

Rinse your mouth using chlorhexidine mouthrinses.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics prescribed by your dentist.

Take care,
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshul Agarwal's  Response
salty taste can be due poor oral hygiene or most probably due to pus formation .

maintain good oral hygiene. start with povidine iodine ( betadine ) add 1 cap of it into luke warm saline water. properly rinse your mouth slowly and atleast 5-6 times daily . try to hold the water as much you can in your mouth like 20-25 seconds .

change your diet: have more nutritious food .fruits n vegetable rich in Vit C . ask your dentist t give Vit c substitutes.

last not the least : consult your dentist asap . you may need more stronger antibiotics to counter infection.
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Hi
Welcome to HCM

I would like to tell you that salty taste in mouth indicates pus drainage from extraction socket or poor oral hygiene due to accumulation of food debris.

You need to do warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day.Along with that use betadine mouthwash.

Avoid smoking & alcohol consumption otherwise there will be complication in healing.

Continue your analgesic & antibiotic medication as prescribed by your dentist.

Visit your dentist for regular check-up.

Take Care
Regards
Dr.Neha
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there ,

Infection in the area of extraction socket may have lead to formation of abscess that drains pus in the oral cavity leading to salty taste in the mouth.

This may be caused due to poor oral hygiene habits , accumulation of food debris or irritants in the healing socket that leads to infection and delays the healing process .

i would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment at home like gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine or betadine.

visit a dentist and get the examination done .

A course of antibiotic and analgesic for 5 to 7 days will help in reliving the symptoms.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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