Two years ago I had a filling fall out of my very back upper right tooth but didn't feel any pain or any problems with it, so I sort of just forgot about it. Recently, however, it was causing me pain and I ended up in the ER. I was given antibiotics and a pain killer. I didn't take the antibiotics right away, like I should have, because I went to the dentist the day after and figured he would tell me what to do. I am guessing my tooth was abscessed, though neither places came out and told me. I was in a great, great deal of pain during the extraction, although I was numbed and the dentist kept insisting it was only 'pressure' but I am not going to lie, I was screaming. It is now the next day (I have started the antibiotics) and a bad taste is in my mouth.. is it from all the blood? 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. I am calling a new dentist (as the guy who pulled my tooth was not nice, nor did he give me any follow up care instructions) tomorrow and will hopefully have an appointment tomorrow. I just want some input on this nasty taste.. I also heard it was normal after an extraction..