Chronic Bad Breath in Bakersfield
There are many causes of bad breath besides neglecting oral hygiene. Fortunately, Bakersfield Sinus Center specializes in the treatment of chronic bad breath so that patients can eliminate symptoms and live confidently. We welcome patients from Porterville, Bakersfield, CA and surrounding areas.
What is Chronic Bad Breath?
Chronic bad breath is a diagnosable condition in which a patient suffers from bad breath that is unrelated to oral hygiene. Many people assume that oral hygiene is the only factor that can affect and determine the cleanliness of one’s breath. While it does play a large role, there can be other causes of bad breath that do not have anything to do with oral hygiene.
Chronic bad breath can be caused by infections in the tonsils, sinuses, or throat. The bacteria that causes these infections can produce an unpleasant odor, resulting in bad breath that persists no matter how well you clean your teeth.
How is Chronic Bad Breath Diagnosed?
Chronic bad breath is often quite easy to diagnose, because you know when you are experiencing it. If you are experiencing an unpleasant odor in the mouth despite thoroughly brushing teeth, flossing, using mouthwash and practicing other good oral hygiene habits, you may be suffering from a condition that is causing chronic bad breath.
Common causes of chronic bad breath include sinusitis and tonsillitis. When bacteria causes these infections, they produce an odor in the mouth that is difficult to eliminate unless the infection is treated. When you visit Bakersfield Sinus Center, we assess your symptoms and perform an examination to determine the source of your chronic bad breath. Once we determine the primary cause, we can recommend a treatment that will work for you.
How is Chronic Bad Breath Treated?
The treatment of your chronic bad breath will depend on your diagnosis.
For chronic bad breath that is caused by sinusitis, we may recommend a variety of sinus treatments. Common treatments for sinusitis include:
For chronic bad breath that is caused by tonsil infections, the most common treatment is tonsil surgery, also known as tonsillectomy. In this treatment, the affected tonsils are surgically removed from the mouth. With the absence of tonsils, they can no longer be infected and the source of chronic bad breath will be eliminated. This treatment can also help eliminate other symptoms of tonsillitis such as a sore throat or difficulty swallowing.
Can Chronic Bad Breath be Completely Cured?
At Bakersfield Sinus Center, our goal is to help you achieve an improved quality of life by providing long-term relief from chronic bad breath. However, the cause of your chronic bad breath will determine the extent and duration of the results you are able to achieve.
If your chronic bad breath is caused by sinusitis, we can perform treatment that will eliminate your symptoms. However, the sinuses can develop sinusitis multiple times. If you ever develop sinusitis in the future that triggers chronic bad breath, you may need to receive additional treatment.
If your chronic bad breath is caused by tonsillitis, our treatments remove the tonsils to eliminate the risk of tonsillitis producing those symptoms in the future. You will enjoy permanent relief as a result.
Are you suffering from chronic bad breath? Contact us today to schedule your consultation at Bakersfield Sinus Center. We welcome patients from Bakersfield, Porterville, and the surrounding areas of California.