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Mouth Diseases

Salty Taste in the Mouth

05/20/2010

Question:

i`ve been having a salty taste in the mouth since 10-15 days. whatever i eat or drink taste salty. i`ve been consuming a lot of alcohol lately and i`m a regular smoker. why i`m tasting everything salty?

Answer:

From your description, it sounds like you may have a condition called 'Burning Mouth Syndrome'. For more information please refer to the NetWellness article on Burning Mouth Syndrome. If an oral and maxillofacial pathologist is available, he/she would be good choice for an evaluation and any additional recommendations regarding management.

NetWellness may also have some general information available that you can access through our search feature. Feel free to write back if you still have questions or need an explanation.

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Response by:

Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD
Professor Emeritus of Oral Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University