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A 27-year-old female asked about a 32-year-old female:

I have a sour-like taste in my jaw as if i was eating sour candies or sucking on a lemon. could this be a salivary gland issue or something else?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Jakavick
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Sucking a lemon: It very well could be a salivary issue. I would see your dr asap to determine if there is a problem.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
GERD: It could be a salivary gland problem but it could also be something else. Do you have swelling or pain around the salivary glands? Acid reflux or gerd can cause a sour taste in your mouth. The best thing to do is get this checked. Start with your dentist or oral surgeon.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Something else: It could be a number of dental and\or medical problems and would have to be checked out by both your dentist and physician to determine the cause. Make some appointments get some accurate answers and to resolve this issue.

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