Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Smell and Taste Loss
Okay. That makes Bell's palsy, a condition caused by irritation of a facial nerve, an unlikely explanation for your inability to taste things normally.
The next set of questions deals with problems in the mouth that may lead to problems with the sense of taste.
Do you have any of the following?
- Redness or a sore feeling in the mouth
- A white coating on the tongue or lining of the mouth
- Dentures or recent dental procedures (such as a root canal)
- Prominent and chronic dryness of the mouth