Question: Why Do Temporary Fillings Taste Funny?

How can you tell if you have a bad filling?

Common signs that your fillings are compromised include:The Contours of Your Teeth Feel “Off” Our tongues are finely tuned to any disturbances in your teeth.

Increased Sensitivity.

Our enamel insulates a tooth’s inner nerves from drastic temperature changes.

Discomfort When Eating.

Other Considerations..

Can old fillings make you sick?

Metal Fillings and Overall Wellness Metal fillings are made of a material called amalgam, which is a mix of mercury and other metals. That’s right — mercury. It is a known toxic substance that can contribute to a broad range of neurological symptoms, including headaches, mood problems, tremors, and more.

Can you get mercury poisoning from a broken filling?

Even swallowing metallic mercury from a broken thermometer, a dental amalgam preparation, or pieces of an amalgam filling would not cause mercury poisoning. In contrast, breathing in large amounts of metallic mercury vapor can cause poisoning.

Why can I taste my filling?

One of the most likely causes of a metal taste in the mouth is a loose filling. An old filling made of metal can become loose and you will have a metallic taste in your mouth. It is important to have this taken care of as soon as possible.

Can I chew on a temporary filling?

Caution with chewing Most temporary fillings should be able to handle gentle chewing. There are foods that should be avoided in general until a temporary filling is replaced, these include any hard or sticky foods, like candy, nuts, and chewing gum.

How long should you keep a temporary filling?

Although no fixed time is mention, a temporary filling can last up to six to eight weeks. It will gradually break and fall out with time. Following the dentist’s advice will save it for a little longer time. But eventually, the fillings need replacement.