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I've had a rotten taste on left side of my mouth, towards

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I've had a rotten taste on left side of my mouth, towards back of throat. It's chronic....had it over 10 yrs. I used a toothbrush to poke both sides for stones. Right side is normal, left side tastes rotten. I've seen 2 ent doctors....both suggest its my tonsils. However, my tonsils seem fine. No stones were detected. No pain, etc.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.

Hello

Acid reflux is another possibility.

Nerve damage on that side is also a possibility.

It does not appear there is any evidence for tonsil problems.

An infection in gum or tooth could do it as well.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Acid reflux has been dealt with. What procedures are done to check for nerve damage? I've seen my dentist but everything seems ok.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.

Acid reflux often is still present even when treated

PH monitoring of the esophagus is needed to see if it is still there.

You would see a neurologist to see if there is nerve damage the ENT did not pick up.

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