I have some old fillings in my mouth. Recently I have discovered a light metallic taste from that side of my mouth. It is not very strong but tastes metallic or a bit salty. I looked in that area, and they seem worn down and do not have the shine. They also seem to be a few chipped off. Should I be concerned? What could it be?
I have gone through your question I can understand your concern.
You mean you had a silver amalgam filling done in your teeth. It will not leach in such a manner. Yes, when chipping, it may taste like metal, but the continuous is not possible. There are certain foods or medications that may cause your saliva to taste metallic. There is nothing to worry about, as amalgam filling is not dangerous.
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