So I am stupidly uninformed about dental things. Stupid stupid stupid.
I went to the dentist shortly after giving birth to my son, 6 months ago. I had my first (of my entire life! probably from all the puking while pregnant even though we follow a TF diet) cavity on the top of one of my molars. I am very natural with everything, but I guess since I had never had a cavity I didn't know anything so I stupidly just let them fill it- with an amalgam.
Which I am guessing was NOT a good idea because I probably gave mercury to my wee nursling, right? Ugh. They didn't even tell me what they were putting in. I should have known better with how informed I am about birth procedures.
So... I have not been able to chew on that side of my mouth since they put the filling in. I went back once and they "adjusted" it and still... I can not chew or I get a sharp pain. I can definitely not put hot or cold on it either. I have to brush my teeth with lukewarm water. So, I've been chewing on the other side of my mouth, which is not good because that's the side with a tooth that is a baby tooth (I was born without that adult molar) so my teeth don't match up well, making it hard to chew.
So now I don't know what to do. I was looking into stuff and realized I should not get it removed will nursing, but I can't freaking chew and it's getting really old after 6 months, I don't know what my options are.
I appreciate any advice you can give me. Please no flames for my stupidity about all this, I'm already upset enough at myself.