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.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 29 - June - 2010, at 20:01 PM

  • whenever thewe is some decay or the gum problem then some have the problem of bad breath. it can be because of the fermentation of the food lodged or the infection in the mouth. There is nothing to feel embarrased. You try to keep good oral hygeine and visit your dentist regularly every 6 months so that if any decay or infection is there that canbe diagnosed in the early stages and you do not have to go through all of this. For more info on bad breath you can visit the following link on our website....http://www.identalhub.com/article_how-to-prevent-and-treat-bad-breath-264.aspxwww.identalhub.com/article_how-to-prevent-and-treat-bad-breath-264.aspx

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