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Why do I have a bad taste around my Dental Implants?

avoid-bad-taste-for-better-dental-healthYou may have a condition called peri-implantitis. Peri-implantitis is a fancy word for “dental implant inflammation.” In other words, you may have a minor/major infection around one or more dental implants. You should immediately make an appointment to visit with a dentist to have the area evaluated. The cause will be determined and several treatment options will be presented. Choose the best option for you and treat the infected tissues around the dental implants.

The range of treatments for a bad tasting dental implant are as follows:

  • Rinse with mouthwash focusing on the infected area around the dental implants
  • Clean thoroughly with toothbrushes
  • Perform dental implant surgery to surgically remove the infected tissues
  • Dental implant replacement. If so, inquire about the 3 Minute Implant™
There is hope to get rid of the bad tastes in your mouth. If you have any questions, feel free to drop us a note.


All the best,

Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Prosthodontist, Author, Researcher
Rockville, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC

About Dr. Joe Kravitz

Dr. Joe is a Prosthodontist in the DC Area, Author of Dirty Mouth, Contributor to Discovery Fit & Health, and Dental Implant Expert who loves nothing more than helping his patients smile again and better their health.
  • Jason Knight

    yeah, i live up in rockford and i was noticing the same thing with my dental implants, is there some way to get rid of the taste? it is kind of nasty. any suggestions would be nice, Thanks!

  • Jason Knight

    Hey i am up in edmonton, and im building a place, and i am looking into what type of counter tops i should get, do you have any suggestions?

  • Alvin Payne

    Thank you for answering my question. I just recently got a dental implant in allen tx, and I was wondering when that weird taste in my mouth would leave. I followed your advice, and things are looking fresh! Thanks.

  • Jerry Wo

    Hopefully you are not having this type of issue because this would indicate a potential long-term problem with the implant.

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  • Alex Leclerq

    Thanks for the tips. After I got dental implants in mesa I noticed the same thing. Glad to know I’m not alone

  • Lance

    Gotta love the Internet. I am also glad I’m not the only one with this problem. After reading your article I felt much better. Aside from the dental implant pain they were very much worth the price in my book.

  • Jake

    Excellent advice. I had this problem after my second implant surgery and the method of brushing and using mouthwash more frequently did the trick. It would be very unfortunate not to catch this dental implant problem in its early stages as additional surgical procedures would be painful, costly and time consuming.

  • Earl Finnegan

    That sounds awful, thankfully my dental implants from Duluth MN have been fine so far.