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Bad taste from filling

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Posted by: less1234  (7 years ago)
Hi,

A few weeks ago I got a temporary filling because my dentist said she wasn't sure if I would need root canal treatment. She gave me antibiotics and told me to wait and see if the pain went away. The pain is almost completely gone now but a few days ago I noticed a real bad, kind of bitter taste coming from the filling. I feel that the taste is getting worse. Now I am concerned that I might need to get root canal treatment even though the pain is gone.

What could be the cause of the bad taste?

Thanks for your help!
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Dentist
Hi,

A few weeks ago I got a temporary filling because my dentist said she wasn't sure if I would need root canal treatment. She gave me antibiotics and told me to wait and see if the pain went away. The pain is almost completely gone now but a few days ago I noticed a real bad, kind of bitter taste coming from the filling. I feel that the taste is getting worse. Now I am concerned that I might need to get root canal treatment even though the pain is gone.

What could be the cause of the bad taste?

Thanks for your help!


The pain sometimes goes away for a while when the nerve dies. You may not be home free yet. When I have doubts, I sometimes wait 6 months in a temporary filling to make sure the pulp will survive.

Temporary fillings have eugenol in them, which tastes like oil of cloves.
Posted 7 years ago
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Dentist
hi less1234
The bitter taste in mouth is experienced due to poor dental conditions including infections like bleeding gums. Possibly the change in taste may have occurred as a result of high sensitivity to teeth filling.
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