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Does tonsillectomy take away your taste buds?

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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: No

Tonsil surgery does not take away your taste buds.
Some people after tonsil surgery will have a transient alteration of taste. This usually recovers with tinture of time.

In brief: No

Tonsil surgery does not take away your taste buds.
Some people after tonsil surgery will have a transient alteration of taste. This usually recovers with tinture of time.
Dr. Dennis Diaz
Dr. Dennis Diaz
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Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Some

There are some minor salivary glands on the palate that can be removed with tonsillectomy.
Also tonsillectomy mouth guard can cause tongue pressure and transmitted issues though the hypoglossal and lingual nerve.

In brief: Some

There are some minor salivary glands on the palate that can be removed with tonsillectomy.
Also tonsillectomy mouth guard can cause tongue pressure and transmitted issues though the hypoglossal and lingual nerve.
Dr. David Jakubowicz
Dr. David Jakubowicz
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