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what can cause metallic taste in mouth for days?

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Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
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.
Answered on Jan 31, 2015
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Dr. Steven Bender
34 years experience Dentistry
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.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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