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What Is The Big Deal With Metallic Taste In The Mouth
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
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
I have a big white lump on the roof of my mouth and a few days ago it was hard but now it has a squishy texture and a metallic taste to it. ?
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
Old filling or Meds: If you still have some silver fillings in your mouth and they are becoming worn down and the margins are leaking, you can develop a metallic taste in your mouth. However, a number of medications like the ace inhibitors (lisinopril, zestril) which are commonly used to treat hypertension can cause a metallic taste as well. Also if your gums bleed easily you may taste the iron in the blood. ...Read more
Why does iodinated intravenous contrast for a CT scan cause a warm feeling and metallic taste in the mouth?
Temp non harmful sid: there are two kinds basically contrast material high Osmolality and low Osmolality materials used. I would ask my radiologist this question. Usually it is a temp. Non harmful side effect. Good luck ...Read more
Are back and neck pain, heart burn, and a metallic taste in the mouth associated with a heart attack?
Metallic taste/mouth: There are many causes of metallic taste in mouth 1 many prescription and over the counter meds can cause it 2 dental infection or gum disease and dental fillings 3 bleeding from gums, sinuses or nose if it is persistant you should check with your dentist and your doctor and list all the meds you are taking including over the counter meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More history: Usually "dysgeusia" with an odd metallic taste is from taking medications (even calcium carbonate) or "just happens" & is never explained. I trust you are otherwise well & do not have occupational exposure to lead, mercury, or cadmium. Try running floss across your tongue, and using plastic utensils. ...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
Broad range possible: Certain supplements & medications can give a metallic taste like biaxin, (clarithromycin) lithium, azithromycin, captopril, penicillamine, meds for glaucoma, reflux, & insomnia. Epistaxis, sinus infections or gingivitis with occult bleeding of the gums can give a metallic taste.. Deteriorating metallic fillings, caries & abscesses can as well. Vitamin deficiencies b-12 & zinc, pregnancy & some systemic diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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