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Can dental implants cause the loss of taste/smell...have a metal taste...unable to chew?

By Anonymous October 21, 2016 - 4:17pm
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Have you ever heard of the loss of taste/smell & pain/difficulty chewing following dental implant surgery to both upper and lower mouth? A friend had implant surgery 2 years ago for the upper and lower mouth...since then she has lost an enormous amount of weight for she is unable to chew and has No sense of taste or smell of food....
Last visit with her doctor and he said that he has never heard of a loss of sense of smell or taste resulting or difficulty chewing from dental implants. Apparently she had another 4 hour surgery recently to build up the jaw around the implant?

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I have had implants 3 times. The third time did, in fact, take my sense of taste and most of my sense of smell. It is a very hard thing to live with, most of the time you don't even care if you eat as it is all basically the same. I can feel the textures of the foods but most often everything is like chewing on light water misted sawdust. Very dry...

June 21, 2018 - 12:55pm
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FOr my mom its the same, 6 months after implants, her sense of taste is completely gone!

May 23, 2018 - 12:43pm
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