Both your doctor and dentist can help you treat bad breath (halitosis) symptoms. There are some simple treatments available. Your medical professional can advise you about the best course of action. If the condition is chronic, or the cause cannot be determined by a visual examination or questionnaire, your doctor can order further tests. Bad breath (halitosis) is embarrassing, however the condition is common, and you can be assured that your doctor or dentist will put you at ease.
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Yes. This can be caused by several different conditions. Many times people whose tonsils no longer filter can produce tonsilliths (pieces of debris stuck in your tonsil) which can cause bad breath. It's important to tell your doctor if you have bad breath and are having any trouble swallowing because it can be a sign of Zenker's diverticulum (food caught in the esophagus). Many other conditions can cause bad breath and your doctor can work with you to solve this. Most causes are not emergent.