I went through the process of having my silver amalgam tooth fillings removed and replaced. As someone with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), I found out that I had become toxic with mercury. With 9 silver amalgam fillings put in as a child and a mother who had a ton of amalgam fillings when I was born, the mercury had done quite a bit of damage in me.
Amalgam tooth fillings consist of a combination of metals including silver and mercury. According to the World Health Organization, “Mercury may have toxic effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems, and on lungs, kidneys, skin, and eyes.” Amalgam fillings can leak out mercury vapors as this compelling video shows.
Mercury is one more item that can fill up one’s toxic bucket. Therefore, I would recommend never having an amalgam filling put into your mouth. Even though many dentists and the FDA claim they are fine, I am living proof that they are not.
If you are considering having your mercury dental fillings replaced (and I strongly suggest that you do), it is important to choose a dentist who follows a proper procedure for removal. If your mercury amalgam tooth fillings are removed incorrectly, you can do additional harm since you could be exposed to large amounts of mercury vapors. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology can provide a list of “safe” dentists. They also provide the proper procedures a dentist should follow.
Important Steps To Take When Removing Amalgam Tooth Fillings
- Use a cold water spray to keep the tooth cool and minimize mercury vapors
- Suction! Have a high volume evacuation over the tooth to evacuate the mercury vapors and particles
- Supplemental air – a ventilation device over the nose which pipes in air
- Make sure there is adequate ventilation – have the patient hold a vacuum hose under their chin during the procedure
- Some dentists use rubber dams to block particles from going down your throat
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As you can see, removing mercury fillings should not be something to take lightly. Even Dr. Joseph Mercola received kidney damage as a result of removing his fillings incorrectly many years ago. If you are going to have your mercury fillings removed, be sure to visit a dentist who takes all of the proper precautions, so you don’t have any further damage.