Dentists in your Area:
, 22182
Distance: 24.9 Miles
Frederick, 21701
Distance: 25.0 Miles
Rockville, 20850
Distance: 25.5 Miles
Rockville, 20852
Distance: 28.3 Miles
Falls Church, 22044
Distance: 30.4 Miles
Silver Spring, 20904
Distance: 37.3 Miles
Hagerstown, 21740
Distance: 40.2 Miles
Laurel, 20707-5000
Distance: 41.9 Miles
Ellicott City, 21042-3607
Distance: 44.1 Miles
Ellicott City, 21042-2801
Distance: 45.5 Miles
start your health research here
Search Checkdent
dental-videos
DENTAL FORUM
Search Forum
0

Bad taste after implant

User Level:
Patient
Posted by: lala_martinelo  (7 years ago)
Hi!

I just got an implant done and since then I have a horrible bad taste in my mouth together with a very dry tongue.

Is this ok? Is it something to worry about? How long does it normally take to go away?

Thanks!

Laura
User Level:
Dentist
Hi!

I just got an implant done and since then I have a horrible bad taste in my mouth together with a very dry tongue.

Is this ok? Is it something to worry about? How long does it normally take to go away?

Thanks!

Laura


Had you been taking antibiotics? The only thing I can figure is antibiotics knocked out the bacterial population in your mouth and now you have a fungal overgrowth. Just a guess. Haven't had my patients complain of a bad taste after implants.
Posted 7 years ago
User Level:
Patient
Posted by: lala_martinelo  (7 years ago)
Thanks. No I have not been taking antibiotics. The implant has some grey in it, which I´m not very impressed about. It looks like one of those old metal fillings. Could it come from there?

I paid a lot of money for the implant and wa expecting to have the whole tooth white, but it is not.

Thanks,

Laura
User Level:
Dentist
Thanks. No I have not been taking antibiotics. The implant has some grey in it, which I´m not very impressed about. It looks like one of those old metal fillings. Could it come from there?

I paid a lot of money for the implant and wa expecting to have the whole tooth white, but it is not.

Thanks,

Laura


There is no way to make titanium white. But none of the implant should ever be showing in the mouth. It should be deep under the gums.

However, the abuttment head that was screwed to the top of the implant could have been zirconium, which is white.

Posted 7 years ago
User Level:
Patient
Posted by: lala_martinelo  (7 years ago)
Ok, thanks.

Laura
User Level:
Patient
Posted by: jimhassel  (7 years ago)
Thank you Dr.Henry. It is good to gain information by reading your replies and posts. I got an idea now that it is not normal to have a dry tongue after an extraction. Thanks for sharing your inputs
0
loading