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Silver Fillings Side Effects
After the extraction of a tooth, what is the side effects of silver fillings, if left in the gum for more than a year.?
May discolor: Discoloration of gum tissue (amalgam tattoo) may occurred in the area.See 1 more doctor answer
Dental fillings: Both are considered safe. The use of amalgam fillings has stood the test of time ; scrutiny for over 150 years. Current materials used for composite fillings have not been around as long. Each has pros and cons. I have both in my mouth ; could have 100% of either for free. Unquestionably, composite fillings are becoming the norm as they too have stood the test of time and improving in durability.See 3 more doctor answers
Silver fillings: It depends whether you have a big mouth or not.
Composite?: It all depends on the size and how far the fillings extend. Some fillings are small, whereas some are really large. If you are concerned about the appearance of the silver fillings, you might consider having those fillings placed with composite resin, which is tooth colored. As your dentist about the difference in fees for the composite fillings.See 1 more doctor answer
Had filling replaced today and bit down later and it was on a chunk of filling. Could it be piece of old filling. I had two old silver fillings replaced with white ones today and later when I bit down it was a piece of silver filling. Could that be a pi
Silver fillings ok: Replace fillings when they need to be replaced- not before. A new filling often removes more tooth enamel and can irritate the nerve in the tooth causing pain. Silver fillings are often the best value for your buck: it’s the strongest and longest lasting of the filling materials especially for larger fillings. Toothcolored fillings generally will not last as long as silver fillings.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, silver fillings can be replaced by white composite resin fillings. However, some amalgam fillings that extend under the gums might be harder to restore with the composite resins due to the amount of fluid and saliva that could contaminate the site on the tooth into which the composite resin will be placed, thereby reducing the effectiveness and long term survival of the filling.See 4 more doctor answers
I can tell you this: Amalgam restorations have been around for over 150 years. You would think that after a billion silver fillings have been placed, we would know if there was a problem. You can choose whatever material you want or replace the fillings you have... It's your $$$. But it won't change your health.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes and no: The mere presence does not affect your health, but removing them and swallowing the debris is not the best thing for you. They also do have a higher incidence of cracked teeth.See 4 more doctor answers
That depends: If your metal fillings are in good condition, leave them alone. There is a chance your teeth could be damaged removing a perfectly good filling. If you have fillings that need to be replaced anyway then you can have them replaced with white fillings. They may however not last as long as metal fillings.See 4 more doctor answers
Nothing unless...: Unless there is a clinical reason for removal, your dentist will monitor them for breakdown. All fillings in your mouth will eventually "wear out" and require replacement...But just because there are "old" is not a reason for removal. Hope that answers your question!See 1 more doctor answer
Usually: Your dentist will let you know what options you have.
I have a tooth with small silver filling and it hurts so bad like if the nerve were exposed what could be the cause of this suddensharp pain?
My dentist replaced silver filling with composite and I am unable to chew after that. She said it was shallow and redid filling but no luck. Please hel?
Treatment Failure: I am sure you can understand but this is probably the wrong forum to bring us this problem. You need attention, in person, urgently. When a treatment fails to produce the desired out come then the doctor gets a chance to re-evaluate the situation. It is time to contact your Dentist for further instructions.See 9 more doctor answers
Can silver fillings cause symptoms similar to MS (or cause ms)? If one breaks, falls out, cracks, can the hard metal inside cause ms? If so, what are the best ways to remove these without increase the symptoms?
No- not a cause: Silver fillings do not cause MS or symptoms of MS. Although we do not know all the reasons people have MS, we are sure it is not their fillings. If one breaks or falls out, have it replaced to protect your teeth. You do not need to have these removed for MS-related reasons or any medical reason that comes to mind.See 3 more doctor answers
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