Ever since having a dental crown put in I have had weird symptoms. I have extra saliva, sores in my mouth at the corners, bitter taste, and bad breath. Is it possible that the dental work caused a yeast infection I cannot get rid of?
There are quite a few possible causes because each of them can have different reasons. For example, the yeast infection and sores are signs of stress, which could have happened during your appointment for your dental crown. Sometimes stress during a dental appointment can cause something called burning mouth syndrome. However, that usually causes dry mouth and you have the opposite problem with increased saliva.
The bad breath is sometimes a sign of an infection such as strep throat, but the bitterness combined with the other issues makes me think it may be an oral hygiene issue. This sometimes happens when people get sores in their mouths. They are going gently on the brushing, which hinders their oral hygiene. This becomes a way of increasing the problem.
So, what is the solution? Usually, when a person realizes they can brush and floss as normal, they solve the problem on their own. For a time you need to brush and floss after every meal despite the soreness, which will help with the bad breath and bitter taste. It should knock out the yeast infection as well. If it does not and the yeast infection persists, your dentist can provide you with an antibiotic called Nystatin which should knock it out.
I hope this helps.
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