I have an embarrassing problem, which dentists don’t seem to understand. I’ve had a number of tooth/bone/gum infections over the past few years and every time it’s happened, the affected area smells like feces. One time a crack in a tooth went undiagnosed for a long time and the smell was so bad that a dentist had me go to a gastroenterologist to see if there was anything wrong with my stomach or intestines. They were fine but I don’t know if the dentist ever believed me when I told him the smell was coming from the tooth.
My question is – have you ever had patients whose breath smelled like feces when they had an infection from a cracked tooth? I can’t be the only person out there who has suffered with this extremely embarrassing problem. The way I understand it is that everyone’s physiology is different. In my case, the inside of my mouth seems to respond to bacterial infection and decay in a certain way.