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A 31-year-old member asked:

What causes a constant metallic taste in mouth?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 38 years experience
Medications or resto: Both can cause a metallic taste in the mouth. Silver fillings tend to leach out a metallic taste when they encounter acid (juice, bacteria).
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 10 years experience
Sometimes medicine: Check side effect of any medications you are taking, you might find it listed there. Also two dissimilar metalic fillings next to one another, in contact with each other, can cause this.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

Metallic taste in mouth what can be causing this?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Broad range possible: Certain supplements & medications can give a metallic taste like biaxin, (clarithromycin) lithium, azithromycin, captopril, penicillamine, meds for glaucoma, reflux, & insomnia. Epistaxis, sinus infections or gingivitis with occult bleeding of the gums can give a metallic taste.. Deteriorating metallic fillings, caries & abscesses can as well. Vitamin deficiencies b-12 & zinc, pregnancy & some systemic diseases.
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 40 years experience
Also a candida infection can cause a metallic taste.
Sep 9, 2013
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can cause metallic taste in mouth for days?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Most often: A side effect of many medications. It is not a serious condition and is quite common. If it persists beyond a few weeks, consult with your physician or dentist. Make sure you are maintaining good oral hygiene.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of metallic taste sensation in mouth?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes of metallic tastes in your mouth. Some cause are medications, oral infections, dry mouth, sinus infections, vitamin deficiencies and many many more. This can't be diagnoses here. It is best to see a dentist about this.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What can cause a sudden metallic taste in mouth?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Bender
Dentistry 36 years experience
Metallic taste: Many times this taste is a result of gingival bleeding. If your gums are red, swollen and /or bleeding, this would explain the taste. As was mentioned, medications can aslo alter taste. In other cases, problems with the middle ear can cause a tast alteration often presenting as a metallic taste.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Metallic taste in mouth toda; what is it?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
More history: Usually "dysgeusia" with an odd metallic taste is from taking medications (even calcium carbonate) or "just happens" & is never explained. I trust you are otherwise well & do not have occupational exposure to lead, mercury, or cadmium. Try running floss across your tongue, and using plastic utensils.

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