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Root Canals

Tingling and bad taste

06/08/2007

Question:

I have recently had a root canal filling on the lrft side of my face and now suffer from a horrible taste and burning sensation on the right side of my mouth. (stops at the tip of my tongue) Can this be related?

Answer:

It is unlikely that a procedure done on one side of your mouth would affect the other side of your mouth. Problems with nerves, medications, etc. usually do not cross the midline. However, I can not diagnose your condition with such limited information and no examination so I would suggest a consult with your dentist or physician.

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Response by:

Melissa McCartney Drum, DDS, MS Melissa McCartney Drum, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University