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I have an implant with a gold crown. a tooth next to it is painful when chewing and has a big mercury filling.could those dissimular metals be cause?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
No: The metals are not the source of the pain. Likely the underlying dental decay is worsening. See your dentist to get it checked out.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Probably not: Old silver fillings tend to leak and you may have a cavity underneath, even if it does not show up on a radiograph. Replace the filling and see how you feel.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 52 years experience
Painful tooth: Pain to chewing can be from an infected tooth, infected gums, or a fractured tooth. Many teeth with old large silver fillings have fractures under the filling. If the tooth is fractured it may need a root canal and a crown. See your dentist for x-rays and an examination.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See your dentist: Most likely your adjacent (next tooth) has an advanced dental disease and needs to be addressed by your dentist.
Last updated Jul 7, 2018

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