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Are Resin Or Plastic Fillings Safe
Probably nothing: Prefilled water bottles do have to meet some standards of sterily and purity. Many, however are simply filled at the factory with filtered tap water (and not the mountain spring or whatever they claim). If you find it convenient to refill these bottles it is the same as filling a standard reusable hiking type bottle. ...Read more
Knee replaced April 2014 kept filling w/ fluid 6 months after went back in cleaned knee capsule, rep plastic 5 months latter still filling w/ fluid?
See your surgeon:
You really need to see your surgeon, there is strong possibility that you are rejecting your new knee, that is first.
second fluid around a new knee need to be checked before it get infected, that will be a disaster.
it could be a simple thing to handle, your surgeon will be the best person to decide that.
good luck. ...Read more
My dentist said the white plastic filling I had on my front tooth years ago is attracting stains and laser. Why is that?
Staining: The tooth colored composite fillings used years ago were more porous and therefore picked up stains easier over time. The newer materials can receive a higher polish and maintain their integrity for longer periods of time. ...Read more
Dental fillings: Both are considered safe. The use of amalgam fillings has stood the test of time ; scrutiny for over 150 years. Current materials used for composite fillings have not been around as long. Each has pros and cons. I have both in my mouth ; could have 100% of either for free. Unquestionably, composite fillings are becoming the norm as they too have stood the test of time and improving in durability. ...Read more
Both safe: Silver amalgam fillings have been around over 150 years and no conclusive evidence or study ever to my knowledge on them not being safe. Composite fillings newer and considered safe but have not stood the same test of time. Both have had controversies concerning their safety. I would have either in my mouth without any concern! Air, water. Food and just living is not 100% safe. ...Read more
Safe: Based on scientific evidence, fda considers dental amalgam fillings also known as silver fillings are safe for adults and children ages 6 and above. The amount of mercury measured in the bodies of people with dental amalgam fillings is well below levels associated with adverse health effects. ...Read more
Follow instructions: By your dentist and common sense. As with natural teeth, avoid chewing excessively hard foods on the filled teeth (hard candy, ice, raw carrots, etc.) because the resin material can break under extreme forces. Also, the color of the composite can change slightly if the patient drinks tea, coffee or other staining foods or drinks (e.g. red wine). ...Read more
Nothing toxic: Amalgam has been around for almost 200 years. The mercury bonds the other metals together and therefor is not "free" to get into your body in any significant amounts. The ada, the ama, and the fda have all done extensive studies to conclude that amalgam is safe. I have a couple in my mouth. That said, I don't place amalgam fillings in my practice because nobody likes the looks of them. ...Read more
My aniexty medication got washed in my shorts I stopped the machine while it was filling git it out and the pills were fine not wet safe to take?
Yes: It's done all the time. Presuming there is a problem with the existing restoration, once it's removed a new restoration can be placed utilizing any of several different materials. Replacing amalgam fillings simply because they are amalgam is sometimes done for esthetic or other reasons but you will find many opinions on this topic. From the ada: http://www. Ada. Org/2468.Aspx. ...Read more
Pill bottle went in to washing machine with laundry detergent starting filling up I stopped it got them out and pills were not wet safe to take?
Medicine bottle: Probably ok if the bottle was completely sealed and there is no evidence of water in the bottle ...Read more
Yes, but why?: Gold fillings are the most biocompatable of all the materials we use in the mouth. However, they are also the most expensive. If they are being done on a baby tooth that is going to fall out, it may not be the most economical thing to do. ...Read more
Very safe!: As a dentist with over 25 years of experience, i'd venture to say millions of gold crowns are sitting there next to amalgam fillings. The vast majority of them (probably 99% or more) exhibit no interaction (significant galvanic current) causing symptoms. There is disagreement among dentists on this topic. Some dentists are very anti-amalgam and very passionate about it. Me? I place amalgams! ...Read more
Safe and predictable: Amalgam fillings over time can crack and decay. Replacing them with composite resin is a predictable, safe and long term solution. ...Read more
Leave it alone: The old mercury-silver fillings are not likely to do any harm. You may leave these alone. Trying to replace these has its own risks. ...Read more
No problem: She can remove it just like any other baby tooth. No problem. But it is a problem of it is a permanent tooth. ...Read more
Is fat transplant a safe procedure!? would you recommend it for facial cosmetic as cheeck filling!?
Fat injections: Fat injections are safe and effective when accomplished by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more
Absolutely safe: I have a mouth full of silver fillings and I have no intention of changing them. I'm still waiting to see even 1 article in a well refereed scientific journal that tells me otherwise. It's a hoax. It's bad science. Don't fall for the mumbo-jumbo. ...Read more
Yes: If it has a good reputation, they use the same medications world wide. Most medications are actually made overseas. You still need a regular prescription from your doctor. ...Read more
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Usually ok: I prefer to not do any dental work on pregnant women during the first and third trimesters because those are critical stages. I really don't have any worries about doing fillings during the second trimester. My biggest concern is if the patient has high anxiety during the treatment which could upset the pregnancy. If the treatment is not an emergency, it can usually wait until after. ...Read more
Cast restorations: Gold or porcelain inlays/onlays can also be used... But they are more expensive than composite or amalgam fillings. ...Read more
Silver fillings?: If you are speaking of silver or amalgam fillings, there has been talk that the mercury in filling can leak and is toxic. In us, the american dental association and the federal drug adm have done scientific studies that show there is no harm to the patient. They are safe and long lasting. However. There are good alternatives to these type of fillings, like bonded resin, milled ceramic, or gold. ...Read more
Please tell me if there are any other safe tooth fillings besides white composite and silver amalgam?
Of course: Today, several dental filling materials are available. Teeth can be filled with gold; porcelain; composite and silver amalgam. The dentist will inform every patient of the available choices of dental fillings and explain advantages and disadvantages. ...Read more
I had halcion (triazolam) this morning at 830 for a few fillings. How long does it stay in your body? Also is it safe to have drink? I feel completely fine
Ask your doctor: This is a question that you should ask the doctor who prescribed medication. We don't know anything about your medical history, what other drugs you may be taking, the dosage, how you respond to medication, etc. There are too many variables to give you an answer over the internet. Many people "feel fine" and then get into accidents or do stupid things. ...Read more
I had halcion (triazolam) this morning at 830 for a few fillings. I have never had this before, how long does it stay in your body? Also is it safe to have drink
NO: You still have some Halcion (triazolam) in your system. Not a good idea. ...Read more
My son is three years old and his dentist said that he needs five fillings. Is there anything else that can be done? Is it safe? I don't want him to be scared of dentists.
Yes: All scientific studies have proven no harm. Some are concerned with mercury. They are less expensive and long lasting. There is some concern that over time they will weaken teeth and cause fractures. They are not esthetic. Look worse with age. We do not do as many of these type of fillings. People prefer the bonded white resin fillings. Very good material. ...Read more
Yes: The mercury is a non-issue. No evidence that it will harm you or the baby. That said, we try to get all dental work done in the second trimester. If you are having pain, that's another story. Rule of thumb though, get all your dental work done in the second trimester. Cleanings can be done at any time. ...Read more
Amalgam is safe: Although it's a controversial topic, according to the american dental association, and the most current well done studies, there is no evidence of any harm to either you or your baby. Personally, I don't place amalgam fillings in my office anymore, because there are such great tooth colored materials available now. However, if you were my patient I would tell you not to worry or lose any sleep! ...Read more
How safe is the material that false teeth are made of to our bodies and to the fillings of our teeth?
Can be very safe: If you seek care from a reputable dentist I am sure there will be no issues with this as far as dental science currently understands. If a dentist utilizes a dental laboratory that uses substandard materials that may be an issue. I would ask the dentist about their materials and the dental laboratory materials. In many instances the lab provides a sticker that provides information on materials. ...Read more
Amalgam fillings safe while pregnant? I've heard mixed thoughts on them and recently just got 2 I'm almost 35 weeks, nervous!
My 6 year old is getting her first filling, posible root canal tomorrow. Is it safe for her to be under nitrious oxide for an hour?
Root canal: Yes, as long as she is generally healthy. She should be ok. Good luck. ...Read more
The insurance: Companies would like you to believe that it is a safe and viable restoration because it is cheap for them. Many insurance companies will also downgrade resin restorations to amalgams to save money. Amalgams had their day 50 years ago. It is an overall inferior filling (forget the mercury issue) which weakens the tooth. There is no literature supporting the benefits of amalgams in decades. ...Read more
You can change them: If you want, but that's not going to make you any healthier. There is no scientifically proven risk, only internet trash. Amalgams have been used or over 150 years: you'd think by now we would know if they were detrimental to your health. I would change them as your silver fillings break down and need replacement anyway, but it's your call. ...Read more
I have one amalgam filling and I have heard that they are made with mercury, is this safe for my mouth?
Safe and durable: Safe and durable choice. 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. ...Read more
If I am softly fingering my pregnant wife and out creme from vagina. Is it is safe? How many time we do it. After fingering she is filling good.
Yes, it is: Safe as long as your fingers are clean before insertion, and you don't finger too deeply or violently. ...Read more
How safe were dental xrays in the 80s and 90s with regards to causing head and neck tumors of any type later on? Used for checkups, fillings, etc.
Pregnancy Filling: The first question I would have for you is how necessary is the filling to be done right now. 2nd- can it wait until after delivery? If there are no consequences for waiting putting it off a few months might be a better choice. Yes a filling can be done safely at any stage of your pregnancy but unless there are compelling reasons to do it now, why not wait until your pregnancy is a non-issue? ...Read more