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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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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 Nov 22, 2012

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

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 Dec 5, 2012

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Dr. Robert Schwan answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

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 Oct 24, 2017

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