Are children given mercury fillings?

Yes. Yes, some dentist still use amalgam(small amount of mercury) as their filling material of choice and they use it on baby teeth as well as adult teeth.

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Are mercury fillings dangerous?

No. There has never been any research that i'm aware of that has shown that mercury (although present) will leach from the filling into your system. There has been research however that shows exposure to mercury vapors during their removal. Ask your dentist to use a dental dam if you ever need to have an old amalgam filling removed to minimize that exposure. Read more...
VERY DANGEROUS. A large body of scientific research has shown that mercury from amalgam fillings leach into our bodies every day, with exposure levels of 4-20 micrograms per day, up to 50 times higher than is considered safe. Mercury is highly toxic & can cause alzheimer's, heart failure, autoimmunity etc. See http://www.Garynullforum.Com/gnthisarticle.Php?Article=91 for a thorough review with many references. Read more...

What happens once mercury fillings are removed?

Not much. Many people have their amalgam (a mixture of silver and other metals and mercury) fillings removed, to be replaced by white, tooth colored composite or procelain dental restorations. There is usually no physiological effect of removing the amalgam fillings. It may be psychologically beneficial however. Read more...

Can you tell me about getting mercury fillings removed?

Carefully. If they are to be removed, use all precautions. A rubber dam and high speed suction and plenty of water are recommended. You can get more specific info online. Read more...
You can remove. 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. Read more...

I am about to get my mercury fillings removed and I do not want to replace them?

Please repost. Your post does not make any sense...You want to remove fillings and then not restore the teeth? Read more...
Composite\ceramic . If your amalgam (silver fillings) need to be replaced (or you want them replaced), you can ask the dentist to replace them with tooth colored bonded fillings, composite inlays\onlays or if extensive enough, porcelain laminates (veneers) or ceramic crowns. Read more...

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...

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

Yup. Do you have any symptoms or illnesses that you think could be attributed to your silver fillings? Your question is based on misinformation posted in the internet that has no scientific basis. Billions of silver fillings have been placed for over 150 years.. You'd think by 2014 we would know if they were dangerous. You should not suffer any problems, but change them if it makes you feel better. Read more...
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...
Yes. The "pop" claim that these ruin health is actually a cynical scam by people who want to charge you thousands of dollars to have them replaced. As a pathologist who is very familiar with what real mercury poisoning looks like clinically and pathologically, and as a physician who knows how a person can be "scared sick" by a charlatan, i urge you to ignore this business. Read more...

Can mercury fillings cause memory problems?

Mercury is a toxin. It is a neuro toxin. Go to www.Iaomt.Org for further answers to your question. Read more...
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...
Amalgam Fillings. Mercury filling have been around for over 150 years. It has been the best way to repair teeth inexpensibly for years. Mercury is a heavy metal that is poisonus. In the amalgam form with silver it is very stable. Many people are fearful that silver fillings are causing them nurological problems. Silver fillings are still standard care in dentistry. Resin fillings are now a better alternative. Read more...
Mercury fillings. Memory issues typically relate to other things and should be addressed with a physician. Read more...
Mercury toxicity? The official ada stance is that mercury in fillings has no deleterious effects. That said, my personal opinion is that mercury is toxic and in free form in small amounts in the presence of amalgam fillings due to chemical equilibrium. I think it a stretch to blame memory loss on amalgams, but i guess it could be possible if you take the micro toxicity to that level. Read more...

Was wondering if my temp filling I put in the hole is on top of or touching my amalgam (silver/mercury) fillings?

Might be... ... See a dentist to restore the tooth properly. Read more...
Temp. Fix . That is ok tell you see a dentist to restore that tooth properly, sounds like you have a cavity next to or under an amalgam filling, haste to be fixed before it turns into roost canal treatment to that tooth... Read more...
No worry. Just be sure to contact your dentist to have a temporary filling replaced with a permanent one. Take care. Read more...