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What Causes Metallic Taste In The Mouth?

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Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Question: I had a temporary crown put on yesterday. Since then I've had a wierd clove/metallic taste in my mouth. I've also felt nauseous. I don't know if that's because the taste is making my mouth water or because I'm so worried I'm having an allergic reaction. can you give some insight?
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be due to the cementing material.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for the query...

Metallic or clove-like taste can be due to the cementing or glue material used to glue the temporary crown over the tooth..

It does not look like Allergic reaction.

So my suggestion to you is to go back to your Dentist.
If there is an excess of material it will be removed...
It will help in reducing the metallic taste.

For now, you should gargle with flavored Mouthwash.
Clean your tongue using a tongue cleaner...

Please write back for more queries.

Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora (26 minutes later)
thank you, if I was allergic would I be having more symptoms by now?
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Most Probably yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

Yes, if it would be allergic reaction then there would be probably more symptoms.

So, getting it checked once again would be better...

Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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What Causes Metallic Taste In The Mouth?

Brief Answer: Can be due to the cementing material. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for the query... Metallic or clove-like taste can be due to the cementing or glue material used to glue the temporary crown over the tooth.. It does not look like Allergic reaction. So my suggestion to you is to go back to your Dentist. If there is an excess of material it will be removed... It will help in reducing the metallic taste. For now, you should gargle with flavored Mouthwash. Clean your tongue using a tongue cleaner... Please write back for more queries. Regards