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Breastfeeding. Had a local anaesthetic injection during dental filling work. Had distorted vision, numb tongue immediately after injection. Why?

Breastfeeding. Had a local anaesthetic injection during dental filling work. Had distorted vision, numb tongue immediately after injection. Why?

Likely two different: things happened, injection directly into a small artery can cause a vision change temporarily; injection very close to or into part of the lingual nerve route will cause the side of the tongue to go numb immediately. All should resolve with time. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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If I had silver mercury amalgam dental fillings, can I change to a safer material?

If I had silver mercury amalgam dental fillings, can I change to a safer material?

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

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I read on the net that dental fillings (silver-mercury based) are toxic. Could they be removed safely?

Scam: These claims are phony, and removing mercury fillings is a cynical money-maker. If there was a conspiracy to hide the truth, dentists, NIH research piranhas, and master spies wouldn't get amalgam fillings. ...Read more

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Is mercury in amalgam dental fillings dangerous? I've read yes and no, so i'm confused. I know mercury is bad for you, so why wouldn't mercury in fillings also be bad? If my fillings might be dangerous to my health, i want to get them re-done with somethi

Replacing : Replacing your dental silver filings will release more mercury into your system in one dental visit then a lifetime of chewing on them. Evidence-based dentistry has time after time confirmed that mercury-amalgam fillings are safe except in rare instances of allergy or sensitivity to certain metals. There are several situations where we recommend replacing silver filings but concerns over mercury is not one of them. Please reference the american dental association (http://www.Ada.Org/3094.Aspx). ...Read more

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Could amalgam in dental fillings cause mercury poisoning?

Could amalgam in dental fillings cause mercury poisoning?

NO!!!: For decades the top pure science medical and dental researchers have studied this issue and all have reached the same conclusion-silver mercury amalgam fillings are safe. Those who say otherwise have no real science to validate their findings. It is true mercury is a poison alone, but so is sodium or chloride, but mixed together they are salt. While no longer popular due to esthetic, it is safe! ...Read more

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A few of my older dental fillings have mercury. Are they safe or should i have them replaced?

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

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Are silver fillings for dental cavities dangerous? I've heard that silver fillings contain mercury and can leech into the bloodstream. Is it true that they could be dangerous to my health? Should I have them replaced with composite? Do dentists still use

Are silver fillings for dental cavities dangerous? I've heard that silver fillings contain mercury and can leech into the bloodstream. Is it true that they could be dangerous to my health? Should I have them replaced with composite? Do dentists still use

No: Evidence based research has shown over and over that dental amalgam is safe and a very good restoration material with an excellent life span when maintained with a good oral hygiene regimen. Removal of good amalgam fillings is not indicated in my opinion. They do contain mercury, removal will send a good blast of mercury into your system, more than living with one already in place. ...Read more

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I was told that my teeth's mercury filling can be toxic and can affect my mental health, is it true?

NO!!!: It has been proven time and time again that mercury fillings will not cause harm. Is mercury toxic yes at high enough concentrations but that is not in your mouth. You will get way more from seafood. Also if it were, the dental professionals that have been handling it daily for years (with bare hands in past) would all have issues...Just not true. ...Read more

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Mercury fillings in teeth... Should i remove them? Should I have my mercury fillings removed? I hear that there are real health concerns.

Mercury fillings in teeth... Should i remove them? Should I have my mercury fillings removed? I hear that there are real health concerns.

20 : 20 years ago i read intensively about all kind of holistic approaches and researches on amalgams as restorations for cavities, at the time the canadian community was more aware of pros and cons, toxicity levels of mercury. Today is still a very controvertial issue, the removal of old amalgams for aesthetical reasons, I do not recommend it. Any time we touch a tooth with a "dental drill"to remove an old or not appealing filling, it can be considered as an insult to the tooth resulting in many instances an irriversable damage to the nerve dictating the need of a root canal treatment, and then a build up for a porcelain crown. So far the ada still endorses the use of amalgams as a choice for cavity fillers. I personnally haven't used amalgams in over 20 years, i mostly use composites or for more durable aesthetic restorations porcelain inlays or onlays. Good luck on your decision. ...Read more

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Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more