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how long does the bad breath last after a tonsillectomy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Hard to say...: Bad breath has so many causes, i can't tell you how long yours will last. It may be from the tonsillectomy, in which case you will lose the halitosis when completely healed. If you had bad breath prior to the tonsillectomy, it may not have been from the tonsils. To determine the cause you may need to see an ENT and/or a dentist.
Answered on May 26, 2017
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
4: Up to 4 weeks. Try gargling with salt water. Take vit c, no spicy food. No hot food. Cold is good in the beginning.
Answered on Jul 11, 2018
Dr. TOM WRIGHT
46 years experience Periodontics
7-10 days: The bad breath will last until you are able to begin cleaning your mouth again. Also, the surgical site of the tonsillectomy will have to heal enough for you to swallow comfortably.
Answered on Jul 30, 2017
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