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Could it be my deviated septum is causing bad breath?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not typical

Tonsil issues, reflux, sinusitis, poor dental and oral hygiene and some types of food you eat are much more likely to cause bad breath than deviated septum. Septal deviation typically interferes with nasal airflow and contributes to the sensation of a stuffy nose.

In brief: Not typical

Tonsil issues, reflux, sinusitis, poor dental and oral hygiene and some types of food you eat are much more likely to cause bad breath than deviated septum. Septal deviation typically interferes with nasal airflow and contributes to the sensation of a stuffy nose.
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Dr. Greg Rubin
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Nasal septum deviation is a common physical disorder of the nose, involving a displacement of the nasal septum.Symptoms of a deviated septum include infections of the sinus and sleep apnea, snoring, repetitive sneezing, facial pain, nosebleeds, difficulty with breathing, and mild to severe loss of the ability to smell and postnasal drip, all those symtoms may cause bad breath.

In brief: Yes

Nasal septum deviation is a common physical disorder of the nose, involving a displacement of the nasal septum.Symptoms of a deviated septum include infections of the sinus and sleep apnea, snoring, repetitive sneezing, facial pain, nosebleeds, difficulty with breathing, and mild to severe loss of the ability to smell and postnasal drip, all those symtoms may cause bad breath.
Dr. Greg Rubin
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

A deviated septum normally causes blockage of nasal passages not bad breath.
Sometimes food and debris can get caught in your tonsils causing bad breath. You might also see your dentist to be sure you don't have gum disease.

In brief: Unlikely

A deviated septum normally causes blockage of nasal passages not bad breath.
Sometimes food and debris can get caught in your tonsils causing bad breath. You might also see your dentist to be sure you don't have gum disease.
Dr. John Hoffmann
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