Can you tell from these pictures why my tooth smells

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    About six months ago I noticed a bad smell on the floss after flossing between my rear upper two back teeth. None of the others give any smell. I went to a dentist who took x-rays, said my gums don't bleed look fine and the x-rays were good and not to worry.

    Everytime I flossed that gap (daily) (which can be difficult to get the floss into) it smelled like death so I continued to worry. About 6 weeks ago I went to a different dentist. He also took x-rays, said my gums look good and didn't see a problem but said he thinks food gets stuck back there because of the fillings and to use interdental brushes to clean there.

    I had poor success with interdental brushes (even the narrowest were hard to fit and my gums were always bleeding) so gave up on them and just started flossing that gap a lot. But no matter how much I floss it - it smells. And now - as can be seen from the pictures - my gum is bleeding which I think is from over flossing.

    Also I can suck with my tongue around that gap and get a very bad taste.

    Here are the pictures of those teeth and gap. Can anyone tell what is causing the bad smell?
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    Images didn't seem to come through so here they are
     

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