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Experience:  Clinical instructor, NYU College of Dentistry; 37 years private practice experience in general dentistry, member Academy of General Dentistry, ADA
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what would cause a continous salty taste at your gum lines

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what would cause a continous salty taste at your gum lines and between gum and checks? i have tried brushing teeth and gargleing and it does not deminish the tast all food and drink taste really salty.had a tooth pulled and then symptoms appeared.been on going for 4 weeks what can i do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Mark Bornfeld, DDS replied 6 years ago.
Dear JACUSTOMER-2qy6vx6,

A salty taste in the mouth is usually the result of an inflammatory condition in the mouth, which in turn causes the affected tissue to secrete a serous exudate which is the source of the taste. Most commonly, the inflammation is due to periodontal (gum) disease, but may be a manifestation of a wide variety of conditions that can affect the lining of the mouth-- yeast infection, abscessed tooth, lichen planus, pemphigoid, and others.

The appropriate strategy would be first to identify the inflammatory condition, which usually points the way to a means of management. You should schedule an appointment with a dentist for this purpose.

Hope this helps...