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Could it be my deviated septum is causing bad breath

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not typical: Tonsil issues, reflux, sinusitis, poor dental and oral hygiene and some types of food you eat are much more likely to cause bad breath than deviated s ... Read More
Dr. John Hoffmann
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Unlikely: A deviated septum normally causes blockage of nasal passages not bad breath. Sometimes food and debris can get caught in your tonsils causing bad brea ... Read More
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Dr. Greg Rubin
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Nasal septum deviation is a common physical disorder of the nose, involving a displacement of the nasal septum.Symptoms of a deviated septum include i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Perhaps: If you have impeccable oral hygiene, a healthy mouth, and have regular dental care so a breath odor is not dentally caused then this is possible. Ch ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Of course: Any blockage of nasal passages can lead to more mouth breathing, dry mouth and bad breath so a deviated septum and similar can cause such as well. Sep ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: A deviated septum causes a mechanical blockage of breathing on the side of the deviation. It is true that the tissue on the opposite side may become ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Skidmore
13 years experience Dentistry
Unlikely: Having had a deviated septum myself, (car accident) this would very unlikely be the cause of your symptoms. A deviated septum typically only affect b ... Read More
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinusitis: Post nasal strip and bad breath are more likely a result of a sinus infection rather than a deviated septum. However, a badly deviated septum can cont ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldenberg
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Deviation of the septum will only cause nasal obstruction. Bad breath could be from sinusitis which could in part related to poor nasal breathing fro ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus cancer: While sinus cancer cannot be ruled out in forum such as this, it is a relatively rare disease. If you are worried, I would have you see an ENT to rule ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Coville
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: A deviated nasal septum can cause breathing problems, but other things can as well. The turbinates in your nose, that warm the air you breath can be e ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Deviated septum can lead to partial obstruction of the nostril leading to snoring.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Mouth breathe: For the short term, one must learn to mouth breathe during stenting and hope the issue resolves when they are removed.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need more info: If you just had the procedure what you are describing is normal. If you had the procedure 2 months ago it is not normal. You need to discuss the probl ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
It : It is quite common for a deviated septum to cause blockage on only one side of the nose. It is rare that it would cause complete blockage, so the ques ... Read More
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