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Doctor insights on: Taste In Mouth Causes

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I have a bad taste in my mouth caused by bad old silver tooth fillings?

I have a bad taste in my mouth caused by bad old silver tooth fillings?

Possible: But not likely. Corrosion of the material will lead to decay--re infection of the tooth. That renewed infection can lead to the formation of abscess, plaque accumulation, gum boils and pus. Bacteria are the primary cause of malodor, but can also be caused by nasal infection and gut disturbances. See your dentist. Fillings don't and aren't supposed to last forever! ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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Can a bitter taste in the mouth be caused from surgery?

Can a bitter taste in the mouth be caused from surgery?

Not the surgery: Often it is the medications you are taking that can do this. Pain medications can sometimes do this. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can help with bitter taste in the mouth & throat caused by taking Clarithromycin? Please help. Thank you!

Is there anything that can help with bitter taste in the mouth & throat caused by taking Clarithromycin? Please help. Thank you!

Tough problem: Lots of people complain about this problem with clarithromycin. You can take it with food, that helps. But they also complain it ruins the taste of the food they've eaten. Other folks have reported they take the medicine and immediately brush their teeth, suck on hard candy or chew really strong chewing gum. Good luck...hopefully you won't be on it for long. ...Read more

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What causes metallic taste in your mouth. And causes a upset stomach? No matter what i eat or drink i can not taste it.

What causes metallic taste in your mouth. And causes a upset stomach? No matter what i eat or drink i can not taste it.

Metallic taste: There are a multitude of possibilities: diet, smoking, untreated decay, fractured fillings, gum infections, acid reflux, medications, systemic disease, etc. There is no one answer. Talk to your physician and dentist. This is a problem that may be corrected or may remain indefinitely. ...Read more

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There is a sudden bitter taste in my mouth, what's causing it?

There is a sudden bitter taste in my mouth, what's causing it?

Symptom not disease: Whether dietary, due to drugs or a physical condition, a metal taste is a the main reason for a metal taste is something in your system that is reacting with your body chemistry to produce a metal taste. A metallic taste in the mouth, or dysgeusia, is a common side effect of a wide variety of medical treatments and medications, and is sometimes a symptom of a medical condition. ...Read more

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