Since January 2014 after having a tooth capped I had a taste in my mouth 24/7

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I have a strong taste and feeling in my mouth it affects my tongue inside of my mouth and does not go away only gets much worse at times. sometimes feels like my tongue is on fire or i have had something too hot in my mouth and left feeling sore.  I seem to have a lot of saliva in my mouth and seem to suck to dry it.

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    Hi Barbara, do u have acid reflux? Have you gone to the docs & cotton swabs testing your mouth?

    Have u taken anitbiotics before your symptoms started?

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      I have been to a specialist who suggested the cap be removed and replaced but the original dentist seemed reluctant to do this and simply said it is up to me. After an ex ray it was suggested the tooth that is on a post next to the new cap could be causing the probelm.  I have been to a different Dentist who says it is not my problem!!  I am very frustrated my mouth seems full of saliva and tea etc does  ot taste right. It is 24/7 it just gets worse at timeslike my tongue is stinging.  I do not have any confidence in any Dentist.  I just do not know where to turn to.
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      Thank you for your comments. Yes have also mentioned to Doctor on more than one ocassion have had blood tests done and he did say there had been some infection. But no solution seems to be forthcoming. Need to go back to Dentist.
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    Hi Babara, I thought I would tell you about my symtoms which sound similar to yours. 

    I have had Burning Mouth sydrome for over a year now. Like yours it is worse at times. Tea tastes foul when its bad. I have been sent to specialist at Oral Surgery Unit at the hospital. At the same time as I had this my ongoing back and neck problems were bad so started to take a low dose of Amytriptyline ,it not only helped my back but the burning mouth disapeared. 

    Funnily enough this was confirmed as something that would have been used to treat it.

    If I stop taking it it does come back but not as bad as before. It made life really miserable. 

    I did Google Burning Mouth and it does mention trapped nerves also mentioned older women, which I am

    I had root canal treatment 3 years ago, but all seemed ok then. I spoke to my dentist this week who said it was very rare.

    At the same time as having this my tongue was white, I was told not to scrape it off as the tongue would produce more. It was not thrush.

    THe only way I coped with it before Amitriptyline was to suck blackcurrant glycerine cough sweets or a granule of sea salt.

    I take Levothyroxine  and do have metal allergy which is a concern with metal in the mouth.

    Good luck .

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      I am 72 years old.  At first I thought i had burning mouth.  I have been to see an Oral Specialsit he is the one suggesting having the cap replaced having  mentioned the adjoing tooth and knowing it is on a post  I have seen the ex-ray.  I am nervous and do not know where to go with this.  A few years ago my regular Dentist retired and it is since going to another Dentist I have ended up in this position.  
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    Hi Babara, just thought I would add this today. I have been better latley but the last few days have  not so good. I have this feeling ( in my case) its something to do with tea.

    I was fine this morning until my husband made me tea, not in a pot but in the mug, after I had drunk it my mouth lips and throat burnt and  still is four hours later I have tried other drinks and have no burning . I am at a loss to know what is causing this , its grim. My gut feeling is mine is an allergy. Bang goes my theory on amitryptline.

    I took zantac for indegestion last week and it made it worse. 


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