A member asked:

Salty taste on tounge after dental fillings. could he have hit the nerve that controls taste when he numbed me? or am i allergic to white filling???

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Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Unlikely: Either possibility is unlikely. If it doesn't go away soon, discuss this with the dentist who treated you who will know your medical and dental history as well as what transpired during your visit.

Answered 3/4/2015

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Dysgeusia: is a change in your sense of taste and a metallic taste due to a variety of causes; from anxiety to dental problems (failure of a dental crown), medications and treatments.

Answered 4/5/2020

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