Something leaving a bad taste in my mouth
July 5, 2011 5:39 PM Subscribe
Why does my mouth taste like mothballs?
posted by specialagentwebb to health & fitness (15 answers total)
A week and a half before my wedding, and of course I've gotta have some weird medical thing going on. I've noticed over the past two weeks that occasionally, I get a really bad, chemically taste in my mouth. Initially, I thought it was some strange taste from what I was eating (like some kind of seed caught in my teeth), but I've come to realize that it's not specific to any one food, or even any one kind of food. The taste seems to be centered around the back of my mouth. I have two half-erupted wisdom teeth back there, and every now and then when I roll my tongue around them, I get a BLECH MOTHBALLS taste in my mouth. YANMDoctor/Dentist, but any ideas what this could be? And with a wedding next weekend, is it something that I should get checked out pre-wedding, post-wedding/pre-honeymoon, or post-honeymoon?
-I had a dentist appointment in April, no cavities or bad spots. I had two fillings in my second molars about a year ago. No tooth pain or sensitivity, but as I said, I have two half-erupted wisdom teeth. Not due for another appointment until October.
-It doesn't seem to be triggered by anything in particular. It happens when I'm eating, before I'm eating, before or after I brush my teeth, or just when I'm sitting around.
-I don't believe it's causing me bad breath, or at least I haven't gotten any complaints.
Possibly relevant, but maybe unrelated: I've had a mild sore throat for the past few days that came out of nowhere. No other symptoms of anything.