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Taste after surgery
« on: November 05, 2019, 10:22:43 am »
I had my surgery a little over 2 years ago. Lately, on occasion, I experience an odd thing happening with my saliva glands. If I taste an orange for example, it overly produces a lot of saliva and I have that sour sensation in my mouth for hours after. It is on the surgery side so my question is can this surgery effect your taste or saliva glands? Also, I seem to not always have a great taste in my mouth almost like a post nasal drip but no drip!

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Re: Taste after surgery
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 03:46:53 pm »
The facial nerve looks after the front 2/3rds of the tongue's taste, among many other things. Any trauma to the facial nerve could affect taste on one side of the tongue for the front 2/3rds. I don't know about saliva glands.