Dr. John Rohm
Dentistry - Cosmetic
6 doctors agree

In brief: Bad breath

The cavities and root tips are an obvious source of the bad breath.
Any mouth problems should be dealt with first, cavities are rotting parts of teeth. If there is still a problem after the obvious then seek more obscure answer.

In brief: Bad breath

The cavities and root tips are an obvious source of the bad breath.
Any mouth problems should be dealt with first, cavities are rotting parts of teeth. If there is still a problem after the obvious then seek more obscure answer.
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Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a Dentist

Halitosis(bad breath) can be caused by periodontal disease, carious teeth (cavities) and certainly a retained root tip may cause inflammation and a consequent bad smell.
You need to get the disease out of your mouth to have good breath again. Go see a dentist and get your teeth fixed.

In brief: See a Dentist

Halitosis(bad breath) can be caused by periodontal disease, carious teeth (cavities) and certainly a retained root tip may cause inflammation and a consequent bad smell.
You need to get the disease out of your mouth to have good breath again. Go see a dentist and get your teeth fixed.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Get your mouth healthy first, since most breath odors come from the mouth. Explore the other causes once your mouth is healthy
Dr. Michael Wolfe
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bad

Bad breath can be caused by many things.
Poor oral hygeine is the most common. The dental problems have to be addressed by a dentist. Try brushing the very back of the tongue once a day--that may help after doing that for a while. Sometimes that is difficult due to the gag reflex.

In brief: Bad

Bad breath can be caused by many things.
Poor oral hygeine is the most common. The dental problems have to be addressed by a dentist. Try brushing the very back of the tongue once a day--that may help after doing that for a while. Sometimes that is difficult due to the gag reflex.
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Dr. Robert Smith
Dentistry - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fix your teeth ASAP

Decay in the mouth can cause bad breath.
You should have them taken care of before they get infected and cause more problems.

In brief: Fix your teeth ASAP

Decay in the mouth can cause bad breath.
You should have them taken care of before they get infected and cause more problems.
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Dr. Raj Borade
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dentist-ENT -Gi

Bad breath is called as halitosis and tooth decay is a very common cause of it.
I would first get the teeth fixed so that there are no cavities. Inspite of this if you still have bad breath then you can consult an ENT and a GI physician. A few GI disorders can cause halitosis but they are are relatively rare compared to an oral cavity cause for halitosis.

In brief: Dentist-ENT -Gi

Bad breath is called as halitosis and tooth decay is a very common cause of it.
I would first get the teeth fixed so that there are no cavities. Inspite of this if you still have bad breath then you can consult an ENT and a GI physician. A few GI disorders can cause halitosis but they are are relatively rare compared to an oral cavity cause for halitosis.
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