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Tongue hurts. Tried nystatin. What could be the reason for sour taste in mouth?

I have been having a sour taste in my mouth and my saliva tastes sour. I do not have any canker sores but my toungue hurts. I have beeb rinsing QID with 5ml nystatin (oral sol.) What do you reccomend? Is there a charge for this question. If yes then forget it. Cant afford it. On medicare and BCBS. THANKS ANYWAY. DEB
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Sour taste in the saliva can be due to abscess formation it can be because of many reasons , gingivitis inflammation of the gingiva due to plague and calculus deposition ,
Periodontal abscesses formed due to decayed tooth, Depositions on the tongue due to poor oral hygiene .

Visit to the Dentist and get checkup done .
Get complete mouth scaling polishing and root planing done .

Maintain a good oral hygiene , use lukewarm saline gargles 3-4 times a day , use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily . Avoid eating hot and spicy foods.

Take vitamin suplements .

Hope this helps out .

Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hi and welcome,

sore tastes in the mouth is may be due to underlying oral infections , gingivitis , decayed teeth.

Improper brushing and tongue cleaning , flossing and poor oral hygiene may also lead to inflammation of oral tissues and bad taste.

Maintain good oral hygiene by practising regular mouth rinsing with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like betadine or chlorhexidine.

start with multivitamin supplements for 7 to 10 days and vitamin C lozenges will help in resolving the problem.

avoid alcohol , carbonated drinks , tobacco chewing and smoking as these may worsen the area affected.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm forum,

The sour taste in mouth may be due to-

Pericoronitis of impacted tooth.
Periodontal abscess.
Deep dental caries progressed into periapical abscess.
I would suggest you to get a clinical and x-ray evaluation.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Decayed teeth has to be restored or root canal treated.
Deep scaling is adviced.
Get impacted tooth extracted or flap overlying tooth has to be removed.
Avoid intake of too much of salty/spicy/allergic foods.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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