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Can A Leaking Dental Filling Cause Upset Stomach
Yes, but...: Usually for a short time only. Like a cut in the skin, it is normal to be tender for a couple of days until it heals. Deep fillings and cracked teeth can be highly sensitive (esp. To ice/cold) and may need further care. Sensitivity that lasts should be evaluated by your dentist. Root canal therapy can alleviate painful pulpal problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Silver fillings are aprox 50% elemental mercury which is bound to other metals when they are solid. Studies estimate that a filling can leak about 10 micrograms of mercury per day. It should be kept in mind that exposure to very small amounts of mercury, does not necessarily pose a health risk. Digestion of elemental mercury is less reactive and dangerous than methyl mercury found in fish. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When it is time. : Thorough examination, both clinical and with x-rays / imaging is recommended to determine whether a filling needs to be replaced. Some may not be pretty, or perfect, but still intact and functional. Clearly, if there is decay or marginal breakdown, then it should be replaced. I have some fillings that were placed in 1964 -- not perfect or beautiful, but still working. Keep the checkups. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and...: One of the main reasons rct fails is neglect if the remaining tooth structure. Oral exposure of the rc filling under leaking/failed dental work allows bacteria to recontaminate in as little as 48hrs. If the tooth needing treatment is broken down, i simply use a "50% rule". That is, if more than half the visible tooth is broken/decayed, you need a crown to support what remains--not a filling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dental filling fell out while eating and i swollowed it, pregnant 37 weeks should I be worry now?
Yes and no: I'm not worried that you swallowed it...It'll pass. What concerns me is why it fell out. Many times when fillings fall out, it's because there is a lot of decay under it (though not always). Get to a dentist asap to have it checked out. The last thing you want is for this tooth to start hurting right before you go into labor or for a dental infection to endanger your baby! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Injection a little: A filling shouldn't be painful at all. The dentist will give you an injection of local anesthetic such as Lidocaine or articaine and then the tooth will be anesthetized or "numbed." if you are feeling something during the procedure, let the dentist know and he/she can numb it more. After a filling, it is normal to have a little sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An old dental filling came off 7 months ago. I've since done nothing about it. Still no pain. Does it mean I can leave it like this?
No: Just because there is no pain does not mean you should not have it fixed.....the mouth is like a home, just because one part is broken and you can still watch tv does not mean you shouldn't fix it. In the mouth fullings are done to fill in areas of decay and to properly bring the tooth a stable position.....so I would at least have it looked at. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Modern dentistry can be very uneventful and painless in most cases. Adequate anesthesia is easily achieved and in cases where that becomes an issue there are ways to perform treatment with sedation. Ask your dentist about the treatment which is planned, the likelihood of discomfort and options for treatment when there is the potential for discomfort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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