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can silver filling cause mercury poisioning

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Juliao
29 years experience Dentistry
Very unlikely: It is more possible to get mercury poison by eating 'tuna fish' 3x per day . (this actually happened to a patient of mine).

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not likely: Silver fillings have been used for over 150 years.. You would think after all that time with the millions upon millions of fillings placed, there woul ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please consult: With your dentist as I am sure your dentist can explain what is in the filling and if u have a cavity or dental problem and it is left untreated it c ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
53 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: There is no conclusive evidence that the mercury is more dangerous. There have been studies that show mercury is released into the body. Mercury is a ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theron Baker
13 years experience Dentistry
Yikes, : Yikes, no. Replacing your dental silver filings will release more mercury into your system in one dental visit then a lifetime of chewing on them. Evi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No: Amalgam fillings have been used for over 150 years. You'd think after all that time we would know if they were dangerous, right? There are more import ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Nope: If so, most of the world's population would have died off by now.. So many silver fillings have been placed in the last 150 years, a problem with thei ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
I am certain that: the dentist collected all of the materials that were removed. It is probably coincidental that you now have headaches. Take an over the counter analge ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes : Yes you should see your dentist to make sure that the discoloration is related to the silver filling that was placed and not being caused by some othe ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No test needed: Mercury poisoning does not occur from mercury amalgam dental fillings. It's an urban myth. Don't be taken in by online ads for such testing.

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