metallic taste after filling...help!

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ryates80
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   Posted 2/3/2015 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I finally sucked it up and went to start my dental work today and had 2 fillings. One composite and one silver next to each other. Now I'm havi g off and on metallic taste in my mouth on the silver filling. When it happens it's really strong. I've been googling and freaking out over mercury poisoning or allergic reaction even though I have other silver fillings. I've also had bits of filling material in my mouthtoday and I don't know if it's normal or not. I did so well at the dentist and now I'm melting down. Please help!

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   Posted 2/3/2015 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
If you have anything for anxiety take some, just a little, then sit quietly and really think, no person on earth
ever died from a metallic taste from fillings, think about that, then go brush your teeth this is a pretty normal symptom for a dentist visit, Peace

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   Posted 2/3/2015 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Good job getting to the dentist! The metallic taste and bits of material in your mouth is quite normal after a dentist visit. You're going to be fine👍.

ryates80
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   Posted 2/3/2015 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you guys for replying. I'm trying to stay calm. It was huge for me to go alone to the dentist and not have nitrous for the work. I was so proud until I started worrying over this.

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   Posted 2/3/2015 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had plenty of dental work and every time I have a filling I get a metallic taste in my mouth for a few days.

Congrats on getting the dental work done.
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Pain$herlock
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   Posted 2/3/2015 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a mouth full of metal and crowns and bridges and I hate that bad taste after a visit to dentist. But it is completely normal. Remember your body just had something added to it that wasn't there before. If you had a cavity there your mouth was "used to" the hole now it's filled up and your brain is like blinking " danger will Robinson " ( I'm a geek ) but there is no danger in a few days your mouth and brain will agree that what ever is different in your mouth is for the better. Nothing will get rid of that taste I'm afraid to say.
My husband struggles with severe anxiety and I have chronic pain. Etc. so I know what you are going through. And my mother was afraid of the dentist she finally went ... And got dentures ( only choice after so many years ) so my sincere advise is this fear is a good thing god gave it to us for a reason. ( did you know that most apes are born with the fear of snakes ? Helps them survive ) but sometimes we have what is called an unreasonable fear and all we have to do is sit back and say ok I'm bothered by this and say ok this will pass and I will feel better soon.
I know from all the times my poor hubbie is bothered by something for some is so small but to him it's the biggest thing ever. Time helps just relax and own the feeling don't try to push it away it gets worse ( I'm speaking from the outside I know) just let it be YOURs then you can find a way past it. I hope that made sense they way I wanted it to.

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ryates80
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   Posted 2/4/2015 5:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean about your husband because everyone around me is saying I'm fine, but to me I'm not. I woke up about every hour last night. I'm still so anxious I can't stand it even though I haven't had any pain or anything. Well, except for my neck from being completely stiff while in the chair. I don't understand why it hit me after the appt. Now I want to run to the doc or er because I think I have mercury positioning or something else horrible from the filling. Ugh!

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   Posted 2/4/2015 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
OMG! I posted something very similar a few weeks ago! I too had metallic taste in mouth
after having gold fillings placed in my molar! OMG.

Do you have amalgam filling in your teeth? What is the silver filling???

You can have metallic taste in your mouth when there is galvanic current.

Please read this.
http://toothbody.com/is-there-a-battery-in-your-mouth/

This galvanic current will not only occur with different alloys...it can actually happenn with same ones as well.

I had metallic taste and horrible tingling sensation on my tongue for weeks and I had to have
the metal removed. Even my taste buds were messed up! Hated it.

If it continues for more than a few weeks, have it removed. If the symptom goes away in less than a week, then you shouldn't worry.

Either way consult your dentist about it. We can't see what is going on your mouth and what other fillings you have. Your dentist should know why this is happening.

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   Posted 2/4/2015 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ryates!
It's nothing to worry about, when you get silver filling first time, you get that taste for a couple of days unfortunately. It is uncomfortable but it does no harm :)
I hope you feel better soon!
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   Posted 2/4/2015 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I was going to suggest finding Melodee on this one, but it looks like she found you! Good luck; I hope it clears up!
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ryates80
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   Posted 2/4/2015 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
The bad metallic taste is pretty much gone, now I'm just scared to eat. Apparently when you chew on amalgam fillings it releases mercury. I have 4 other amalgam fillings and never worried but now that I've read about it of course I have mercury poisoning.

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   Posted 2/4/2015 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have an old amalgam filling that I would love to have removed, I'm surprised they still are using silver fillings.

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   Posted 2/4/2015 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
ryates80

Did your dentist let you know what kind of filling he would place in your tooth? I agree with Deb. Many dentists have stopped using amalgam. Composite resin is used most often for small areas. Porcelain and gold are also used as inlays, onlays and crowns.

Maybe you can get those fillings replaced with composites?

ryates80
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   Posted 2/4/2015 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, he did but I wasn't aware of the issues that some say they cause. I just had another episode of really bad natal taste. I'm completely freaking out now. I have to work tonight and I haven't slept today. I'm so scared I'm going to die because of a darn filling.

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   Posted 2/4/2015 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
No one has ever died from a filling. And trust me when I say this I am the one who has the little voice that says "... Until now" but remember the difference between the impossible and the implausible . Nothing is impossible with anything. We are still learning and are just now discovering our huge universe. However the inplauseable ... In is highly inplauseable that you could be injured or damaged or anything from a dental filling. You neck is stiff from the chair because like what I do is just go as stiff as concrete while they are drilling ( ahah it's so horrible !) and the stiffness lasts for days. Try to use a heating pad it really helps ( I'm an expert in pain have it all the time ... One time after a round of heavy steroids when I woke up and DIDNT hurt. I thought I was dead lol!) remember that you can always just come on here and tell us the truth and no one is going to pooh pooh what your feeling because we can relate in some way! Happy thoughts will make you fly remember Peter Pan ! lol

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   Posted 2/5/2015 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
You won't die. A lot of us have had amalgam in our mouth for many years...some more than a decade. What you should be concerned about is how long these symptoms are lasting and how bothered you are by it. You said the metallic taste is gone. I had it for weeks. So you shouldn't worry much. If you are really worried about the amalgam though..what you can do...is get it replaced with composite resin which does not contain mercury. Ask your dentist.

ryates80
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   Posted 2/5/2015 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Did your metallic taste come off and on really strong? I lasted for about 2 hours yesterday and maybe slightly a couple mire timetimes. Its not happened today yet though. Its like chewing on a penny. I know it's from the filled tooth and not something else since if I put my tongue there I can really taste it.

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   Posted 2/5/2015 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
If it doesn't go away soon you might want to ask your dentist to use a different material. I know that happened to me but it went away pretty fast. And I know going back to the dentist and complaining is not what you would hope for but you gotta do what you gotta do. Sometimes I remember it felt like I was chewing on a battery or something but it went away after two maybe three days.
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   Posted 2/5/2015 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
ryates80

I had tingling sensation on the tongue...and metallic taste in mouth for weeks!
Yes it is like chewing a coin or piece of foil. Not just a few hours. It was there the whole time. It was sometimes strong, other times not that much....but it was always there. Gradually, my taste buds got messed up! Then I thought I could no longer wait. I asked my dentist to remove the filling ASAP! Some say it's common but not when it lasts this long!
If yours lasted only a few days, don't worry. If it stays for weeks, get the filling OUT and have it replaced with composite or porcelain.
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