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Bad breath and salty taste

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Posted by: villered  (9 years ago)
Hi!

For the past few months, I started experiencing foul breath and minor bleeding gums. When I went to the dentist, he said I have a periodontal disease and he referred me to a periodontist. She performed root planing and scaling but it did not improve my condition. I’ve had full mouth surgery and had helped a bit but I still have bad breath and salty taste in my mouth. Is the bad breath caused by my gums that are not fully healed yet? Or is it caused by the periodontal disease? Please let me know what to do.
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Dentist
Hi!

For the past few months, I started experiencing foul breath and minor bleeding gums. When I went to the dentist, he said I have a periodontal disease and he referred me to a periodontist. She performed root planing and scaling but it did not improve my condition. I’ve had full mouth surgery and had helped a bit but I still have bad breath and salty taste in my mouth. Is the bad breath caused by my gums that are not fully healed yet? Or is it caused by the periodontal disease? Please let me know what to do.


Can't know. There are other causes or bad breath other than gum disease- infected tonsils, GI problems, mouthbreathing problems. I cannot explain the salty taste.

As far as the bleeding goes, unless you are taking anticoagulants or are a hemophiliac, it is a sign of conintued inflammation. Healthy gums should not bleed.
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