Is there enough mercury in a tooth filling to be hazardous if swallowed?

Nope. A silver filling is the most common medical procedure done worldwide. They are only a problem is you have a mercury sensitivity. Any mercury could be a problem if you eat a good amount of fish like sushi or cans of tuna. The silver fillings get old and sort of corrode and darken, but that corrosion actually seals off and helps the filling stay useful. For all of the above...They can last.

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Is there enough mercury in a tooth filling to do you a lot of harm if swallowed?

Probably no. When i remove amalgam fillings I use the mercury-safe protocols latex-free rubber dam protection, specialized high speed suction and have an amalgam separator to prevent mercury amalgam from entering the city water system. The problem with mercury fillings is the constant release of mercury vapor which occurs with vigorous chewing, tooth brushing or clenching and grinding of your teeth. Read more...
No. There is very little mercury in amalgam fillings. The material becomes a stable alloy after setting hard(fda studies). Swallowing some silver filling would not likely cause any harm and would pass through your system. The only concern would be an allergy to metals. Read more...
55% mercury. Most amalgam fillings are 55% mercury. How much didi you swallow? The most harm comes form mercury vapor which easily ionizes and caused damage to your systems. Predominantly brain, kidney and lung. There are many ways to remove heavy metals form your body, chelation therapy is the most effective. Read more...

What is the danger of mercury tooth filling?

I believe none. All studies say there is no danger.Do a study for yourself ; stand on a corner ; see if anyone that passes by has at least one mercury amalgam filling in their mouth. You might find that 9 out if 10 will have at least 1 of these metal fillings in their mouth. Then ask yourself how are all these people walking around appearing healthy with all those type of fillings in their mouth. Read more...

Is their a wait period after having a amalgam (mercury) tooth filling removed for trying to conceive?

No. I'm not aware of any evidence that removing amalgam fillings will improve your chances of conception. Read more...
No. There is no relationship of the two. If you read or were told otherwise, please repost your question with more info so we can address that issue.O. Read more...
Irrelevant. 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...