The issue of Mercury Amalgam restoration for decayed/damaged teeth remains a controversy in dental practice. Much research and numerous books now exist supporting the view that Mercury present in Amalgam restorations (approximately 50%) is not stable nor safely bound in the filling material; that the Mercury is subject to continued release from Amalgam restorations and becomes incorporated into the food and beverages consumed, as well as incorporated into the air inhaled by mouth; that chewing increases this release due to suction and wear at the surface of the restorations; and that for many people this situation represents the major exposure to and risk of Mercury poisoning.
Mercury exists in various molecular forms as well as elementally. The form that mercury is in relates to its level of toxicity. Studies have shown that within the body the probability exists to transform the less toxic forms into the more toxic forms rendering certain arguments for Mercury Amalgam safety suspect.
Mercury is a neurological toxin less toxic only than radioactive isotopes. The list of symptoms and conditions related to Mercury poisoning is long and expansive, since neurological damage can affect virtually any or all systems of the body.
I have practiced Mercury-free dentistry for over thirty years and in that time I have assisted several thousand people in the removal of their Mercury Amalgam Restorations and detoxification. Most of those clients reported improvement in their overall health, many attesting to dramatic, life changing benefits.
Several precautions are taken in my office to insure safe removal of Mercury Amalgam fillings: large volume hepa vac air suction is used to remove contaminated air from the drilling out process: the client breathes oxygen through a nose mask; a negative-ion generator with an electrostatic collection plate further eliminates Mercury from the air; a sequential removal method based on the work of Dr. Hal Huggins is used; biocompatibility of replacement materials is tested to minimize risk of any negative response to new restorations; detoxification options are discussed; and rubber dam isolation of teeth to be repaired is utilized.
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