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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is their a wait period after having a amalgam (mercury) tooth filling removed for trying to conceive?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
No: One has nothing to to with the other.
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Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
Removing an amalgam restoration does release some mercury content that should not have any bearing as to the safety of getting pregnant.
Mar 4, 2013
Dr. Park Firebaugh
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: I'm not aware of any evidence that removing amalgam fillings will improve your chances of conception.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Irrelevant: Most research finds no relationship between fillings and symptoms of mercury poisoning or other side effects. Eventually, any cavity if not treated, can lead to pain, infection, root canal and even tooth loss. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment.
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