A Root Canal Aftertaste: Why Root Canals Sometimes Leave a Bad Aftertaste
When a tooth dies, it becomes a ticking time bomb. The once vital pulp that supplied the tooth with nourishment and oxygen begins to decay inside the tooth. Since there is nowhere for the infected material to go, it drains into the root of the infected tooth, creating an abscess. Root canal treatment must be undertaken in order to remove the infection and seal the tooth. However, during root canal therapy, and for some time afterwards, patients may experience a foul taste in their mouth.