I had a root canal 3 years ago and it was discovered that it was so infected at the root, that the tooth had to be removed. 3 months ago, I had the tooth extracted and a bone graft prepared for the implant of the tooth 6 months later... Almost instantly, I experienced this unusual bad taste in my mouth and constant salavation. Regardless of brushing, flossing, etc., the bad film/taste appears within seconds... I had the bone graft removed 2 weeks ago thinking this was the cause of the bad taste. After the pain subsided, the same symptoms came back. I am not on any medication nor did I change my eatting habits. I'm hoping that someone has experienced this and can offer some suggestions... Thank you in advance
I had the same thing happen to me. I had 2 bone grafts within a few weeks - one on the upper left side and one on the lower left side. Immediately I had a constant bad taste in my mouth that seemed to get "stirred up" and made worse by brushing. It was like a combination of rotten food and a medicinal taste - really gross. I tried everything and my dentist was no help. I was about to look into having the bone grafts removed. Then I saw a brand of toothpaste at the drugstore called "Tom's of Maine" which is supposed to have natural ingredients or something and I thought I would try it. I swear the first time I used it the taste was about 80% gone and now it has stayed gone as long as I keep using it. If you can't find it they have a web site you can order from. I know it sounds like a commercial but I have no affiliation with this company other than that I love them for fixing this problem! I use their "whole care" style, but I think they have whitening and other kinds too. I like their mouthwash too. I hope this helps someone because I know how awful it is to live with that constant bad taste. If you try it and it works for you too please let me know. I'm curious to see if it's just me or will it work for other people too. Good luck!
The bad taste of mouth may be because of Peri-implantitis. In this the area around dental implant get infected. The infected area may be minor or major. You should immediately have a treatment for the infected tissue.
In my case, I only had bone grafts; I never had dental implants. I don't know if that makes a difference. I agree with Dorothy. Any problems (pain, bad taste, or anything else unusual) should be checked by a professional. I did seek my dentist's advice, as well as the oral surgeon, but they were stumped.