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Is it normal for your mouth to smell after a dental implant?

I am a 37 year old male. I want to know if it is normal for your mouth to smell after a dental implant?

12 Answers

Definitely not

No it is not normal for you to have bad breath after a dental implant.

Hope this helps

Dr Johnson
Most dental related odors are caused by bacteria. The bacteria tends to collect in any nooks or crannies of the mouth. Be thorough and consistent with your oral hygiene and the odor, most often, will go away. If it continues to persist let your doctor know.
Bad smell, or halitosis, is not normal! The cause of halitosis is mostly poly sulfide compounds due to bacteria, from the gums, decays, infections, plaque on tongue, and many other factors. If you just noticed halitosis after your tooth implant, check with your dentist to make sure there is no infection! For further information on foul smell and halitosis, click here:
If implant was just placed, yes. But if it has been in for a while, there should be no odor.
I am not sure what you mean. Has the implant been placed but not restored? Does it already have a crown? Sometimes, healing tissue or a bone graft can have a peculiar taste/smell but in general, a healthy mouth is a clean and nice smelling mouth. A bad taste or smell could be an indication that there is an area that you are unable to clean or that there is a periodontal infection that needs to be addressed. Time to check with your dentist!
Smell of what is it bleeding? You may have bleeding or oozing and that’s what is causing the smell. Go back to your dentist to let them check.
Probably not but it depends on the specific situation. Did you just have the implant or do you also have the crown or other prosthesis (false tooth, bridge, etc. ) attached. In some cases when an implant is placed too far to one side to the ridge the crown has to be made so that it has a "lip" on it to achieve cosmetics. In these cases the smell could come from the plaque bacteria flourishing under the contour of the crown.
After the immediate placement, it is normal. You just had a surgery. It will take a few days and it will be back to normal.
If you are not brushing or rinsing, you may develop plaque, which can lead to bad breath. It's not unusual to have a strange smell during this time, but if it gets stronger/worse or if there is swelling, drainage, or pus, that is a sign of infection and you should call your surgeon.
No. It is not normal for your mouth to smell after a dental implant treatment. Consult your dentist immediately to review your implant(s). In the meantime, keep up with your regular hygiene protocols like regular brushing and flossing. You can also use warm water and salt for now (if you are not hypertensive).
You may smell a week or two, while the gum is healing. There should not have any smell, unless poor oral hygiene (food impaction) or healing complication.