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Change Of Taste In Mouth
Food stuck on it: Be sure to rinse vigorously after eating to help dislodge any food that may be stuck underneath. Also, be sure to use a water-pik or a syringe to squirt water/mouthwash under it before you brush. After brushing, rinse vigorously with an antibacterial mouthwash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Smoking?: Most common is chronic damage to nerves of the nose and tongue from toxic exposure. Your complaints are very common for smokers or those who use asthma inhalers too much. Heavy metal toxicity can cause these symptoms. Lead, mercury and arsenic exposure can cause this. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more
Bitter taste from...: Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth include acid reflux, taking certain medications or even poor oral hygiene. Your sense of taste can also be impaired or distorted permanently from long-term smoking. Finally, a sudden bitter taste in the mouth can be a sign of an infection or other condition that requires immediate treatment. See your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Several things: Most common dental cause is a draining tooth or gum abscess. Next common is a reaction to some medication. Sinus infections draining pus can do this too. B & c vitamin deficiencies and zinc deficiency may be associated withbmetallic tastes. There are many patients in whom no cause of metallic taste can be found. See your dentist to rule out dental infections as your first step. ...Read more
Medications,illness: Side effects for many medicines include taste in mouth. Always good to be evaluated if it persists very long! ...Read more
Reflux: Most commonly this is caused by acid reflux. You can try an over the counter antacid to see if your symptoms improve. Medications can also cause a metallic taste in your mouth, so if you have started any new medications lately I would discuss them with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Not done properly: The only way this can occur is if the implant is place incorrectly and it has perforated the jaw on the tongue side of the mandible. If the drill perforated the bone or the implant perforated the bone and impinges on the lingual nerve this can occur. This must be addressed asap. In rare instances this can occur from the injection butbthis should be self limiting. See your surgeon immediately. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Might be something: Some metallic taste comes from leaking restorations. Some come from two different restorations of different materials which sets up a battery and dissolves chemicals in your mouth. Sometimes it can be related to taste buds in your mouth or neurological problems. Best have it checked out by your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
I have been having this new bad breath problem. I have never had this taste in my mouth before and my diet hasn't changed. What could have caused this?
Many Possibilities: Most commonly, bad breath is caused by bacteria in your mouth breaking down food. Other causes of bad breath include everything from fungal infections to gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, certain medications, and excess tobacco or alcohol. Consider seeing a doctor if simple treatments(chewing gum, brushing/flossing, staying hydrated, swishing water) do not help or other symptoms appear! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. the last three weeks I've been feeling a bad taste in my mouth constantly. My doctor gave me controloc and perofen but nothing changed?
See Dentist: Doctor gave you pain killer and anti-acid meds. Helpful if you have overly acidic stomach. Will not help if bad taste due to a dental infection/abscess or gum disease. Will not help if origin is sinus. Will not help if due to change in meds/supplements/diet. Please see your Dentist for an evaluation. If oral cavity healthy, next stop would be ENT. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes some people 2get a strange metallic taste mouth, & tempor. Smell changes following IV saline push&iv benedryl?Is this a common phenomenon?
Changed my diet today to glutten free heard it is good to try to get rid of alopecia aorta but now have a metal taste in my mouth?
I have a bitter taste in the back of my mouth now for a week with no other symptoms. I've had no change in lifestyle/diet. How do I get rid of it?
Every time i eat I have a real bad taste in my mouth. I presently take prescribe acid reflex pills without any change. I have had a x-ray, ultra sound?
Bad taste: Look at your tongue in the mirror. If it is any color but pink (i.e., white, green, yellow or black coating) then you might have a condition called thrush that needs treating. You would need to see your family doctor to get the medicine that treats the condition. The bad taste usually resolves in 3-10 days. ...Read more
Bloating, frequent urination, metallic taste in mouth on 17th Sept. for two days only. period due in 5 days. pms? can pms totally change in a month?
Dental freeze,2 caps 2% lipocane. Reaction to freeze, burning tongue, change in taste. Confirmed by dentist. Likelihood of another reaction next time?
Not Likely: The reaction is from the direct placement of the needle or the Anesthetic into the nerve tissue itself. The burning tongue can be a causalgia form the trauma of the needle brushing or penetrating the nerve itself. A rare side effect but possible. If the nerve is altered then the sensation can be altered. These are usually short term issues and rarely last longer than 1 year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No taste ONLY on tip of tongue. Rest of tongue is normal but TIP is numb/tasteless. Nothing's changed but pinched nerve 15+yrs in neck. Why?? Causes??
A lingering bad taste & my tongue feels funny midday. Just finished anti-biotics & been under stress. No diet changes. Is it acid reflux? Treatment?
Possible: It is possible that you have acid reflux bit could also be a number of other things. Do you feel like it started after you took the antibiotics? Could be a opportunistic fungal infection, but just a guess. Not acid reflux and infection can of course be treated relatively simply. But your have to visit a physician for a proper evaluation to find the root cause. Feel free to provide more details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different things: The taste might be a symptom of gum disease. Even if you don't have gum problems, poor oral hygiene can affect taste. Be sure to brush your teeth carefully at least twice a day and use a tongue scraper to remove the bacteria and debris that can collect on your tongue. Dental work done in the past can break down and alter taste. Blood can also have a metallic taste. Some medications taste metallic. ...Read more
Metal taste: There are a number of causes for metal taste. Some of them include vitamin or mineral deficiencies, periodontal disease, hormonal, pregnancy, habits of chewing on objects, and more. It takes an evaluation that may include blood tests to determine your specific cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dysgeusia: is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from medication you may be taking to dental problems. In your case pregnancy-related (estrogen) changes in your sense of smell may also lead to dysgeusia. It is very common condition in pregnancy and will be solved soon. With Geographic tongue people may notice they have a“bitter” or “metallic” taste in their mouths. Good luck. ...Read more
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