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Old 07-11-2002, 10:40 PM   #1
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Red face Root Canal- Awful Taste

Went to the dentist for the 1st part of my root canal. Am not feeling any pain or sensitivity but will often have a strange taste coming from the tooth.
All that is left to do is the final filling (no crown).
I don't think it's infected as cold/hot water doesn't bother it nor does eating on it.
Any suggestions of what this taste could be?

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Old 07-12-2002, 12:02 PM   #2
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The strange taste might be infection draining from your tooth/gum. Esp. if the dentist put cotton temporary filling in the nerve canals. If this is it, it should go away after a few days. You shouldn't be bothered by hot/cold if the nerve has been removed--there's nothing to be irritated anymore (at least in theory).

Just rinse your mouth out with some warm salt water occasionally and it'll help soothe any irritation.

Good luck--


Old 07-12-2002, 07:39 PM   #3
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I had the same thing after a root canal, mine went away within a few days

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