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Can a leaked filling cause the metallic taste in my mouth?

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Dr. Behram Dalal answered

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Could be but: Typically not. Medications often cause a metallic taste in the mouth. It's not good to have leaky defective fillings - will lead to bigger and more expensive / painful treatment / problems. Consult your dentist.

Answered 11/22/2012

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

Yes.: Metallic taste in the mouth can occur with a leaky silver filling. There are, however, other reasons that could also apply. Certain medications will do this, too. Also, infections or metabolic problems are other sources.

Answered 12/5/2012

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Dr. Robert Schwan answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

Yes: An old amalgam can corrode in the presence of acid plaque due to inability to clean the area. Sometimes tooth or gum infection can result in acid taste. Once in a great while, dissimilar metals can cause galvanic discharge that can be quite annoying.

Answered 10/24/2017

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