Palm City, FL
A 19-year-old female asked:
when i rub my tounge on my gums and teeth i taste a burnt/rotting taste...am i loosing my teeth?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 40 years experience
Likely gum infection: It may be that when you press your gums with your tongue, you are expressing pus from a gum or tooth infection. This drainage, depending on the underlying bacteria involved, can have a strong odor/flavor. If you want to keep your teeth, get it evaluated and treated.
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Dentistry 20 years experience
Infection: What you are tasting is probably due to an infection. You should go to the dentist and be evaluated for periodontal disease or other possible infections.
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Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Periodontitis: Sounds like acute gum disease. You are probably tasting puss.
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Last updated Oct 24, 2017
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