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Doctor insights on: Mercury Fillings And Fetuses

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Are mercury fillings dangerous?

Are mercury   fillings dangerous?

Yes: A recent 10 year study confirmed that mercury containing fillings cause numerous health issues in developing children. Also, mercury can be passed form mother to fetus. Mercury vapor is released from amalgam fillings every time you chew, brush your teeth, eat/drink hot or acidic foods/liquids, and whiten your teeth. There is no safe level of mercury. ...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


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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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Can amalgam fillings cause mercury poisoning?

No: Amalgam fillings have been used for over 150 years. You'd think after all that time we would know if they were dangerous, right? There are more important things to worry about. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of having mercury amalgam fillings?

What are the dangers of having mercury amalgam fillings?

Why have one? : Besides all the contraversies over amalgam's safety one thing for sure is that amalgam fillings over time cause cracks in teeth because they don't bond to teeth. There are much better material options available to patients now. ...Read more

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Does dental bonding contain toxic chemicals? How about metal filings

Does dental bonding contain toxic chemicals? How about metal filings

Depends: Depends on what you consider toxic and at what dose you receive the chemical. Bonded fillings contain bpa currently in a gray area on many fronts, metallic filings contain about 50% mercury. As a dentist I have 2 places to put these fillings your mouth or an epa registered hazardous waste dump. Which do you prefer? ...Read more

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Can standard dental amalgamn still contain mercury, is it harmfull?

Can standard dental amalgamn still contain mercury, is it harmfull?

It can...: ... And it's not harmful. After being in use for over 150 years and used on millions if not billions of teeth, we would know if it was harmful. ...Read more

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Is the mercury in amalgam fillings potentially dangerous for you?

Is the mercury in amalgam fillings potentially dangerous for you?

Science says no: Many studies have been done and thus far all of them say no. Mercury that is by itself is dangerous, but in amalgam the mercury is bonded to silver or copper making it very stable and safe. Amalgam has been successfully used for over 100 years, but there are other options such as composite or glass ionomer that perform very well today. Ask your dentist which material is best in your case. ...Read more

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Can mercury amalgam fillings cause health problems?

Can mercury amalgam fillings cause health problems?

Probably not: Studies show that the mercury in an amalgam filling is bound to the other metal materials and the only release of mercury is on initial placement and when the filling is removed there is a vapor. Most dentists will be using a rubber dam which will isolate the tooth so that the vapors are not in contact with you. Also high vaccum and water spray are typically used which suppress the vapors. ...Read more

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More hg mercury from fish or fillings?

More hg mercury  from fish or fillings?

FISH!!!: The amount is not close. Too many studies have been done to prove the absolute minimal amount of hg released from amalgam. You would have to have a mouth full and then some before it was enough to cause advserse effects. ...Read more

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Do you know are amalgam fillings in teeth the same as mercury ?

No, they are not: Amalgam fillings do not contain elemental mercury, rather mercury that is chemically bound to the other metals forming the amalgam. The mercury in your thermometer is not the same as your filling..... Right? ...Read more

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Can docs please explain are cracked mercury amalgam fillings dangerous?

Definitely no: Amalgam is a 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

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I have like 12 cavities and they're all silver fillings unfortunately. Is the mercury in them more dangerous for adults patients?

I have like 12 cavities and they're all silver fillings unfortunately. Is the mercury in them more dangerous for adults patients?

Mercury fillings: I would not recommend having them removed unless there is something wrong with them, then replace with tooth colored fillings. There are some people who are allergic to some of the materials in silver fillings. Dentists have 2 places to put amalgams, your mouth or epa registered hazardous waste dump. Which do you want? ...Read more

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Do dentists in the us still use mercury amalgam?

Do dentists in the us still use mercury amalgam?

Yes: And when properly mixed amalgam is a fine restorative material. I have many amalgams in my own mouth and if you check the research online you will find the same. Beware of anyone trying you to convince you to remove your amalgams because they are detrimental to your health. They will point to their "research" but the vast info from ada support the use of amalgam. ...Read more

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Is mercury in dental amalgam safe to use?

Is mercury in dental amalgam safe to use?

Yes: Mercury in today's dental silver amalgam fillings is entirely bound to the other metals and is completely safe. Mercury levels in the brains of people with metal fillings is exactly the same as in the brains of people who have never had a metal filling. Tooth colored fillings contain no mercury, but wear out quicker. Metal fillings are more apt to cause fractures, but last longer. It's complex ...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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Would removing mercury amalgam fillings cause greater risks than keeping them in?

Would removing mercury amalgam fillings cause greater risks than keeping them in?

Safe overall : Silver fillings with mercury have been around for over 150 years and are safe. NIH, the CDC and numerous universities have done long term studies and they all show that once set?these filling are beiegn., so don't worry. Advise would be to only replace the silver amalgams if they are failing. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What are possible complications from having mercury amalgam fillings removed?

What are possible complications from having mercury amalgam fillings removed?

Silver fillings: First. Removal of any filling has the potential for compllications. Each time a filling is removed a little more tooth is sacrificed making the preparation larger and closer to the pulp. If the only reason for removing silver fillings is fear of mercury then the wiser choice is to leave them alone. Hazard from mercury in silver fillings is highly overstated. ...Read more

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Is there any reason to have silver mercury / amalgam fillings removed?

Is there any reason to have silver mercury / amalgam fillings removed?

Yes: Any man made material will only last for so long. Amalgam fillings have an average life expectancy of 15 years. After that the may last for several years or may begin breaking down and leaking around the edges and decay will begin or they may crack under stress. But you should not have an amalgam filling removed just because it has mercury in it. The mercury is bound to the other metals. ...Read more

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Zirconium crowns any hazardous materials in them?

Zirconium crowns any hazardous materials in them?

NO: They are the most modern type of dental restoration available, and they should have no hazardous materials in them. ...Read more