What would happen if silver amalgam filling is swallowed?

Nothing. Kids swallow pennies, other stuff all the time. Passes through them without any complications. Dental amalgam filling material is no different.
Possibly nothing but. Any small particle could lodge in the GI tract, or appendix. But usually nothing will occur. Some recommend taking vitamin c. Or charcoal capsules.
Likely nothing. The digestive system is not strong enough to break down the amalgam. It would most likely just pass through your system and wind up down the toilet.
It should pass. If you swallowed an amalgam or any restoration while eating, it should pass through your GI tract and be eliminated with your bowel movements.

Related Questions

Can you tell me are there different silver amalgam filling material?

Amalgam fillings. They are all basically the same but there are different manufacturers with slightly different compositions. Why do you ask? There are also tooth colored bonded composite fillings. Read more...
Amalgam vs composite. A composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic mixture. Esthetics of the composite is the main advantage. Dental amalgam is a mixture of silver and mercury is safe and durable choice. The dentist will inform every patient of the available choices of dental fillings and explain advantages and disadvantages. Read more...

My silver (amalgam) filling is leaking! What should I do?

Evaluation. Tooth needs to be evaluated to see what type of new restoration is necessary. Please call your dentist. Read more...
Have it replaced. Either with another amalgam filling or i prefer bonded composite fillings over amalgam fillings in most cases. If the filling is large, it might require a crown for a better long term solution. Your dentist can evaluate your specific situation and advise you of your options and the best solution. Read more...
Filling is leaking. The filling occasionally need to be replaced. The only solution in your situation is to get new fillings done. See your dentist for exam, x-rays and refill. Read more...

I was wondering is it normal for silver amalgam filling moves a little on tooth?

No. Fillings should not move. It's probably broken and\or there's some decay under or around it. See a dentist to find out. Read more...
See your dentist. Constant assault from eating and drinking, or stress from clenching or grinding, eventually may cause a dental filling to fail. See your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. Read more...

When they perform a root canal, is there any of the silver amalgam filling placed in the tooth?

Some do, I do not. The root canal filling material is composed of gutta percha. It's actually the orange wound rubber stuff inside of golf balls to give them compressive strength. Prior to an eventual finishing crown, some dentists will use amalgam fillings to restore the bulk of the tooth on top of the root canal. I prefer to use a a carbon-fiber reinforced post as a rebar inside of a composite filling instead. Read more...
Yes, after a RCT. After a root canal therapy (RCT) has been completed, it will require some type of permanent dental restoration. There are two basic options that you have for restoring an endodontically treated tooth: 1. the placement of a dental crown or 2. A filling silver amalgam or tooth-colored composite). Read more...

Silver amalgam filling is not bonded to tooth like resin composite. Wanted to know is it normal for amalgam filling moving a little bit on that tooth?

Not normal. A loose filling regardless of the material needs to be excavated and replaced. Call your dentist for an appointment. Read more...
See your dentist. Constant assault from eating and drinking, or stress from clenching or grinding, eventually may cause a dental filling to fail. See your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. Read more...

Is it dangerous to get silver/amalgam fillings?

No. Although i don't place amalgams mainly due to cosmetic reasons, studies have never proven any side effects to your overall health if silver fillings are placed. Read more...
Yes. I have been in practice long enough to see the problems caused by silver mercury fillings. It has been proven the mercury still gives off vapor when chewing. Epa considers it hazardous waste. Currently 3 countries do not allow them due to differential expansion/contraction when eating hot and cold foods, causes teeth to crack & break. See photograph. There are better restorations available, . Read more...
They wil crack your . Metal fillings will crack your teeth. They do not bond the tooth together, but weaken it. Read more...
Small ones no. Small silver fillings less than 1/4 the with of the tooth don't. But larger fillings greater than the 1/2 the width of the tooth, eventually generate splits in the tooth. Two reasons, they expand and shrink greater than a nature tooth, 2ndly the new white fillings actually bond to the tooth ; have similar expanding and contracting as a tooth. Fillings should be done in a dry field with dental dam. Read more...
None. Amalgam has been used and studied for over 60 years and there is no scientific evidence based studies that link dental amalgam to any problem or disease conditions. Read more...
Amalgam. Well, amalgam is a mercury salt used in dentistry for filling the tooth. Although, it's been said to be non-toxic after it's placed in the tooth, it can release toxic substances if worked on in case it needs replacement or if it is destroyed during dental procedures. Interestingly enough, the rest of the world doesn't use nearly as much amalgam as the us does. Wonder why? Read more...
YES! This is controversial. Many doctors ; dentists claim they haven't been proven unsafe. However, mercury is extremely toxic ; there is strong evidence that every time those with amalgams eat, mercury vapor is released ; absorbed into the body. There is no safe dose of mercury. See http://www.Relfe.Com/mercury.Html ; http://www.Toxicteeth.Org/mercuryfillings.Aspx ; http://www.Flcv.Com/indexa.Html. Read more...

Can you tell me are silver amalgam fillings or white resin fillings safer for health?

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...
No difference. Both materials are safe and durable. They both have advantages and disadvantages and indications of use. Read more...

Can there be any other safe tooth fillings besides white composite and silver amalgam?

Cast restorations. Gold or porcelain inlays/onlays can also be used... But they are more expensive than composite or amalgam fillings. Read more...
Gold or porcelain. Gold is a preferred tooth filling when you get inlay fillings. It is is one of the most durable materials we have in dentistry. If cosmetic appearance is a factor porcelain fillings are by far the best option available for your tooth restoration. Read more...