Treatment for Taste Changes

Distortion of the sense of taste or altered taste is also called dysgeusia.

There could be a bitter or metallic taste in the absence of any offending substance in the mouth (phantogeusia).


What conditions can result in taste changes?

Some of the reasons of taste changes include

  • Dryness of mouth
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Medications
  • Changes in oral flora- candidiasis
  • Untreated mouth infections
  • Gastric reflux
  • Change to smell
  • Psychological issues
  • Deficiency of certain minerals
  • Systemic disorders such as diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and thyroid disease
  • Burning mouth syndrome
  • Injury to nerves carrying taste sensation

How is taste change treated?

Taste detection can be measured by applying the selected solution to particular regions of the mouth.

A thorough clinical examination to determine and treat the cause of taste changes.

Consideration for eliminating any offending drugs.

Medical consult might be required for any underlying endocrine or psychiatric issues .

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