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Doctor insights on: Removing Mercury Fillings During Pregnancy

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What are some things I should know about removing mercury amalgam fillings?

Replacement material: Most people replace amalgams due to their silvery/dark appearance or for health preventive reasons since amalgams contain mercury which is a known neurotoxin. The best material to replace amalgams are ceramic restorations. Due to their high cost the most likely material to be used will be composites, a strong plastic. They can last as much as amalgams, periodic dental examinations are important. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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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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Dental filling during pregnancy, is it safe?

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

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Is it safe to have dental filling, and tooth pull out, using anesthesia and pain relifes during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have dental filling, and tooth pull out, using anesthesia and pain relifes  during pregnancy?

Pregnancy and Tx: Most dentists & doctors agree that all elective dental treatment should be postponed until after delivery. Any necessary dental treatment in healthy women, especially when it involves alleviating pain and\or infection or the likelihood of it, can be performed with some normal precautions.This includes local anesthesia (w\o epi), fillings and extractions. Have your dentist consult with obgyn 1st. ...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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When should I remove mercury amalgam fillings?

When should I remove mercury amalgam fillings?

Ask your dentist: It's best to check with your dentist. It is hard to evaluate an amalgam on your own. The mercury risk is one you need to decide for yourself. There are very strong opinions on both sides, but most objective studies show it's safety for the majority of the population. It is also the most durable, inexpensive material available. ...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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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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What's involved in having mercury amalgam fillings removed ?

What's involved in having mercury amalgam fillings removed ?

Your Choice: Different methods available. You can choose an accredited dentist, member of the iabdm or iaomt. Take a look at their web sites- www.Iabdm.Org, www.Iaomt.Org - to find dentists, with additional training in safe removal of mercury, amalgam fillings by iaomt and iabdm . Accredited members of these international academies, follow their protocols. See consumers for dental choice- www.Toxicteeth.Org. ...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