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Filling for rear molar done, bad smell on pressing the gum, recently had heart palpitations. Is it related?

I have been back to dentist since she fiilled a rear molar as i have a rotten taste in my mouth and when i press the gum i get a bad smell on my finger tip. I was told that it was nothing so Brush the area well at least twice a day. I have recently been suffering heart palpitations and wondered if there was a possible link? I intend returning to my dentist to insist on a more thorough check up as it is not normal to have such a bad smell or taste in my mouth only a few hours after brushing.
Asked On : Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

poor oral hygiene can affect not only your mouth but also your heart by transporting the bacterias through the blood route.Therefore you should be cautious in this regard.

Regarding your dental treatment, please see your dentist and get through cleaning of your teeth and gums done.

Meanwhile use antiseptic mouth washes,also maintain very good oral hygiene.

Hope it helps.


Take care.
Answered: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Juhi Soni's  Response
thanks for asking...
You need a thorough clinical examination of all teeth.
Rotten taste and bad smell can be due to decayed tooth or gum disease.
If there is any decayed tooth then filling should be done and if its due to gum disease then go for scaling and polishing.
Maintain oral hygiene and use antiseptic mouthwash twice daily.
Do warm salines for some days.
Take care
Answered: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
have you got checked for any other decayed tooth in your mouth other than the filled tooth?
if present,get it filled.
i advice you to get the professional cleaning done.
the medication taken by you can cause bad smell as well as gingivititis in your mouth.
i advice you to use dental floss in your interdental areas as it will prevent food lodgement.
pateints with diabetic or cardiac or thyroid problem are more prone for poor oral hygiene maintenance and gingivitis.
visit your dentist in every 6 months and get a routine check up done.
Answered: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum davemoses,
according to the dental history provided by you it seems that a professional cleaning needs to be done, foul smell following a restoration is something which needs to be checked thoroughly,
do not worry, palpitations are not at all related to the restoration, just be calm and visit your dentist again.
sometimes a tooth or gum infection can even cause foul odour,therefore see your dentist soon.
i wish you good health,
take care.
Answered: Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Donot worry palpitations does not have any relation to dental filling.
I would suggest you to visit to a Dentist and get complete mouth scaling and polishing done.
Go for thorough clinical examination of the filled tooth, if needed get it refilled.
Check for any other decayed tooth, if present get them filled.
Take lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash rinses.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out.


Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Palvi 's  Response
thanks for the query...
your gum seems to be infected and foul smell can be due to pus formation... you should go for proper scaling, root planing, curettage and irrigation with antiseptic solution in the affected area...
if your filling is extending up to the interdental areas, there are more chances of food lodgement... in that case, clean the area properly and visit your dentist again to check out if the filling done is okay in interdental area...
and your heart palpitations doesn't seems to be related to dental problems... you should seek general physicians advice for that...
hope it will help you...
take care...
Answered: Sat, 13 Jul 2013
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Mrunal Meshram's  Response
thanks for writing in hcm
in your case , heart palpitations does not seem related to problem in mouth.
bad smell and rotten taste can be due to infection in gums , calculus , plaque , any decayed tooth or teeth
do revisit your dentist for the same.
for heart palpitations i advised you to consult a physician.
meanwhile maintain oral hygiene
do warm saline rinses , flossing regularly.
Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sapna Purwaha's  Response
heart palpitation is not related to the filling of your tooth so
kindly cosult a cardiologist.since you experience foul smell
i would advice you to go for scaling .i would also advice
for a dental xray of a respected tooth since there can be
pus discharge causing foul smell and taste.rinse mouth
with warm saline water twice daily .
Answered: Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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