Alteration in Taste Overview
Another name for Alteration in Taste is Taste Change.
What is a taste change?
A person with a taste change is unable to perceive certain tastes. Normally, the taste buds on the tongue send signals through nerves, to the brain. The brain interprets the taste and keeps it in memory. A malfunction in the taste buds, nerves or brain can result in a change in taste.
What are the symptoms of a taste change?
Symptoms that may occur with a taste change include mouth swelling, tongue swelling, oral lesions, gum swelling, sore throat, nasal congestion, or dry mouth.
How does the doctor treat a taste change?
The treatment for a taste change depends upon the underlying cause. General treatment for a taste change may include good oral hygiene and professional dental cleaning.
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