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Can 20 year old Titanium plate in face cause toxic tastes?

Hi. I had maxilofacial surgery 20 years ago, both upper & lower jaws were moved forward with titanium plates and screws. I had the same surgery a few years later as both jaws had retracted which we have since discovered I have a jaw bone shortening disease.

I have been experiencing headaches, sore jaws, blurring vision, TOXIC tastes/feelings which seem to associate anything metal I wear close to my face (ie jewellery) or bite something metal. Worst of all is when I have had some medical treatments via sonar pulses or laser. I also have thyroid problems.

Can 20yo titanium in my face tarnish or go off or give off toxic tastes?? No other doctor can pinpoint what's happening
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Thanks for writing to us.
The titanium plates and screws that were fitted 20 years ago are not likely to cause an alteration in the taste sensation now. You need to get it examined and rule out any infections in the area.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Wed, 26 Jun 2013
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