A 35-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me how many years can an amalgam filling emit mercury?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 9 years experience
They don't: Several studies show that silver fillings are chemically stable and do not emit mercury in the mouth. Go to ada site to verify.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pain Management 36 years experience
Irrelevant: Amalgam is a safe and durable choice according to ADA. Most research finds no relationship between fillings and symptoms of mercury poisoning or other side effects.
3.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 17, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.