dental care


Question by  Katie75 (35)

Why does the removal of a dental bridge cause a metal taste in my mouth?


Answer by  donnybrasco (170)

The metal taste is a residual sensation resulting from the metal in the body of the bridge. It is held in the saliva and/or bacteria that collects under the bridge as it rests in our mouth.


Answer by  worker7654 (1033)

There is metal in the bridge and it touches your tongue that has taste receptors and it picks up on the fact that there is metal in the bridge. There should be no problem with this and it should be ignored since it is not a big problem or something that can be fixed.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

Usually that is from the cement that was holding the bridge on with. You can call your dentist and they should be able to try to clean the area again with special instruments.


Answer by  enu (452)

The removal of a dental bridge causes a metallic taste in the mouth as there is a sudden change in the surrounding of the teeth. The bridge must be there for a long time so after removal there is a sudden exposure of the teeth leading to the flow of galvanic currents.


Answer by  Yen (320)

The reason is because the bridge was obviously failing. Most likely it was leaking at the margins and you were getting decay. You are tasting the decay and all the debrie that was collecting under the bridge. Now that the bridge is off and free of decay, it should go away.

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