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What's involved in having mercury amalgam fillings removed ?

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Dr. Charles Kattuah answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Removal of amalgam fillings increases your exposure to mercury vapor because they are drilled out. If you would like to reduce your exposure then ask the dentist to remove them while you are wearing a dental dam.

Answered Oct 3, 2016

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Dr. Tom Semans answered

Specializes in Dentistry

The removal of amalgam fillings involves the removal of the filling which will involve removing a very minimal amount of tooth structure. Amalgam fillings can be replaced with a composite resin filling material as long as the filling is not too large. If it a large amalgam filling, it is possible that you may need to have an inlay, only or crown placed.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. Robert Fong answered

Specializes in Dentistry

My other colleagues have given very good answers to your question. I just wanted to let you know that what you experience during the process is not much different than getting any filling.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. James Wright answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Different methods available. You can choose an accredited dentist, member of the iabdm or iaomt. Take a look at their web sites- www.Iabdm.Org, www.Iaomt.Org - to find dentists, with additional training in safe removal of mercury, amalgam fillings by iaomt and iabdm . Accredited members of these international academies, follow their protocols. See consumers for dental choice- www.Toxicteeth.Org.

Answered Jun 22, 2013

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