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Half tooth removed. Infection on gums. Then fully removed. Rotten taste, smell. Persisting infection?

2 Days ago I had my molar, upper left tooth removed. The tooth was half removed before by a different dentist. I was getting wicked headaches on the left side of my head so bad. So I cleaned it with a tooth pick and hit a nerve. Worst pain in my life. The next day I had it removed. There was an infection in the tooth exposed gums . After extraction, is that infection still there in my gums? Yucky rotten taste and smell dripping all day long.
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hi there,
I can totally understand the pain you are going through.
Any tooth extraction is not done unless any infection in the mouth has subsided. Your dentist should have prescribed a full course of antibiotics before attempting extraction.
After extraction, are u taking any pain killers? The change in taste could be because of that.
Please consult your dentist and get your gums crosschecked
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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