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Can silver fillings cause symptoms similar to MS (or cause ms)? If one breaks, falls out, cracks, can the hard metal inside cause ms? If so, what are the best ways to remove these without increase the symptoms?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No- not a cause

Silver fillings do not cause MS or symptoms of MS.
Although we do not know all the reasons people have MS, we are sure it is not their fillings. If one breaks or falls out, have it replaced to protect your teeth. You do not need to have these removed for MS-related reasons or any medical reason that comes to mind.

In brief: No- not a cause

Silver fillings do not cause MS or symptoms of MS.
Although we do not know all the reasons people have MS, we are sure it is not their fillings. If one breaks or falls out, have it replaced to protect your teeth. You do not need to have these removed for MS-related reasons or any medical reason that comes to mind.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Urban Myth

Your fillings are an amalgam of mercury and silver, and neither has ever been shown to cause or affect the course of MS.
Removal of older fillings for a variety of dental reasons will not affect MS in any way.

In brief: Urban Myth

Your fillings are an amalgam of mercury and silver, and neither has ever been shown to cause or affect the course of MS.
Removal of older fillings for a variety of dental reasons will not affect MS in any way.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: No

Silver fillings cannot and do not cause MS symptoms.
This has been proven over and over again in the literature. Any broken or cracked filling should be replaced prevent bacterial infection. Your Dentist is quite skilled at doing this. And if anyone is scaring you with false MS stories, they are not your friend. Please see a Dentist regularly for state of the art care.

In brief: No

Silver fillings cannot and do not cause MS symptoms.
This has been proven over and over again in the literature. Any broken or cracked filling should be replaced prevent bacterial infection. Your Dentist is quite skilled at doing this. And if anyone is scaring you with false MS stories, they are not your friend. Please see a Dentist regularly for state of the art care.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Unlikely

Ms and a metal allergy are two totally different things.
The metal filling did not cause the ms. Your own autoimmune antibodies caused the ms.

In brief: Unlikely

Ms and a metal allergy are two totally different things.
The metal filling did not cause the ms. Your own autoimmune antibodies caused the ms.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology

In brief: A

A simple answer to this question is that the amalgam of the old metal fillings will not cause ms.
If the filling is still good, leave it alone. If it breaks, falls out or cracks, your dentist will replace them with white, non-metal fillings. There is no good science to justify removing functional metal fillings. It is an expensive proposition as well.

In brief: A

A simple answer to this question is that the amalgam of the old metal fillings will not cause ms.
If the filling is still good, leave it alone. If it breaks, falls out or cracks, your dentist will replace them with white, non-metal fillings. There is no good science to justify removing functional metal fillings. It is an expensive proposition as well.
Dr. Frances Dyro
Dr. Frances Dyro
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