Last reply 6 months ago
Getting Mercury Amalgam Fillings Removed

I’ve been making inquiries about getting my fillings removed, which are currently all mercury amalgam. Most done when I was too young to have a say and know any different. I still can’t believe (and don’t) that anyone ever honestly thought that putting mercury into peoples heads was ever a good idea.

I asked about the white replacements, and was told what was available. I asked to see what they contained and found it quite interesting that the replacement the dentist had contained fluoride. Which I’d much rather avoid. I understand that there’s a host of other substances to be aware of and to avoid, I’m open to learning as much about these as possible if anyone can shed more light.

So, in short, has anyone else had their fillings removed? Did you do any background work on to what is safest to use as a filling replacement. It’s something I really don’t like very much but I have to deal with it.

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stumbler
6 months ago

@quantummechanic , the mercury is all contained in the fillings and is not really entering your body.

However, drilling these fillings out must involve the possibility of ingesting some mercury.

Which is the safer option? You decide………….


vixen
6 months ago

Hi there @quantummechanic, As @stumbler says, it’s a bit like when you have asbestos in a building, it is most risky when it is removed and floating about. Personally, I’d prefer amalgam over composite fillings any day.

I guess the best ever option would be to promote dental hygienne and health, ensuring that we don’t ever need fillings! But who’d want to live in a world without sweets and chocolates?

I’m aware that there are people who, for example, have Lyme Disease and claim an upsurge in health once fillings have been removed. I guess with all such matters, theories come in and out of fashion. I’d say that for an average trip to the dentist, the biggest risk would come through cross-contamination over the content of fillings so I personally wouldn’t worry too much. Not sure if you are in the UK, because if so, the NHS options are always going to be rooted in the most cost-effective materials. Let us know if you do find any credible research on this subject, would be interested to see it.


henriette
6 months ago

Good day. Had the same conversation with my dentist on 2 March. He said it would not make a difference and would be costly. I, nonetheless had it replaced on 23 March, because I cannot be sick and ugly at the same time. 😁 so I decided to do something about the ugly! Or at least I am trying. Always thought I will grow old gracefully with my much older husband, but it seems its not going to happen, so I decided to make the most of the time I have. Will be admitted again on monday for steroids and tests and Brajn scans because my relapse is really going crazy now. Hope its not because of changing my fillings but had the relapse since beginning of March and struggling with very painful and annoying MS hug since 13 March.


molly89
6 months ago

There are some good books on the topic. It’s All in your head by Dr Hal Higgins. Good read. Replacing them is one thing but the manner in which they are replaced is another topic. In short I’d say get them replaced – some people say wait until they need replacing and yes it can be expensive. I had mine out by a holistic dentist and it wasn’t cheap and I still have MS. Just do some reading.


quantummechanic
6 months ago

Thanks for the replies, very much appreciated. I was surprised that some dentists don’t seem to even think about it much, and you have to go to a holistic dentist to have it done properly.

Encouragingly tho some of the holistic dentists offer Mercury & Flouride free fillings from the get go. BPA (Bisphenol A) is another health concern related to fillings to be aware of and take into consideration. Some of the info I’ve seen suggests a common checklist to ask whichever dentist you’re thinking about going to before you go, such as…

1. Do you use nitrile dams?
This is the dam that they put around your teeth whilst they drill out the mercury metal, as mercury gases and fine particles of the metal are released, are very dangerous (to both you and dentistry staff) and can pass through a latex dam. Insist on a nitrile dam.
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/84/ef/7a/84ef7a82aab270c8e849a5a1b4c18512.png

2. Do you follow the IAOMT SMART protocol for safe amalgam removal?
https://iaomt.org/for-patients/safe-amalgam-removal/

3. Do you have an IQ air or similar mercury vapour evacuation systems? Ask If they have this and more with specialised filters.

4. Do you refill teeth with BIO COMPATIBLE NON TOXIC MATERIALS? Ask what they are exactly, then do your own research on them.

5. Ask if they still carry out Mercury fillings. If they do, then look elsewhere. Preferably a genuine holistic dentist. They obviously don’t take mercury removal seriously enough or they wouldn’t continue to put it in the heads of humans.

I don’t have an exhaustive list of non toxic filling replacements yet, so I encourage people to post what they find here for everyone else to know about and to use to make enquiries.

I hope this is helpful for someone.

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