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Altered Test after 5 Hour Dental Crown Bridge



Altered taste after 5 hour upper front dental crown and bridge prep. Procedure was done on 1/21/11. After the injections 3+ I was shaking so bad that I had problems separating the pages of the newspaper I was reading. After the numbness wore off I noticed that my taste was off. I could taste salt and metallic have noticed that even though I taste salt I find myself needing to add salt. I also found that I can taste extremes such as very bitter chocolate and spicy hot items only. My dentist keeps telling me that it is the acrylic temp crowns etc and the cement used to hold them on that is causing my taste problem and after the "real" crowns, bridges are on my taste will return to normal. I would appreciate any help or thoughts that you can give me.

Thanks for your help.


Thank you for visiting NetWellness.  I agree with your dentist. 

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Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University