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Doctor insights on: Mercury Fillings Cause Sinus Problems

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Is it possible that the mercury in fillings can cause sinus problems?

Is it possible that the mercury in fillings can cause sinus problems?

No: Sinus disease is the result of the impairment of normal drainage and airflow through the sinuses. The drainage openings can get obstructed by viral infection, allergy, septal deviation, nasal polyps, tumors, barotrauma among others. Mercury fillings play no role in acute or chronic sinus disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Can mercury fillings cause memory problems?

Can mercury fillings cause memory problems?

Possibly: I cannot denay that mercury in amalgam fillings causes certain health problems, at my opinion - it is difficult to quantify, and available research is more " speculative" in nature.. What we know is that mechanical properties of mercury fillings are not adequate and cause cracks in teeth and other problems, the only " prof" of memory loss is that patients cannot remember when they had fills done.. ...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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I'm constantly hearing that mercury fillings are dangerous but also hear that removing them will cause more mercury to enter your body? Is this true?

Not True: However, amalgam is a safe and durable choice. Most research finds no relationship between fillings and symptoms of mercury poisoning or other side effects. Advances in modern dental technology allow to place tooth colored composite fillings instead of amalgam fillings to restore the natural appearance of the tooth. You can remove old amalgams no problem. ...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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Why does the mercury amalgam fillings cause my teeth to be dark underneath?

Why does the mercury amalgam fillings cause my teeth to be dark underneath?

Corrosion: Some amalgam fillings can corrode over time and the byproducts can be absorbed by the neighboring tooth structure. While not cosmetically pleasing it is harmless to your tooth. The mercury is chemically bound up and is not being released. If you are concerned about cosmetics see your dentist about your options for a more cosmetic replacement. Otherwise leave them alone. ...Read more

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Mercury fillings about 20 years ago. Can the mercury inside my teeth leak and caused harm to my health?

Amalgams: Amalgams have been used successfully for many years and millions of us, including me, have amalgams fillings. There is controversy about amalgams but no conclusive studies. If your silver fillings are still good, not cracked, broken or decayed then leave them as is. You can do harm to the tooth and nerve just by removing a filling. ...Read more

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Is a mouthful of amalgams(silver-mercury) fillings safe?

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

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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