Mercury Fillings Removal
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Mercury is poisonous and shouldn’t be present in your mouth or anywhere else near your body.
When you engage with a Warrnambool dentist, removing mercury fillings is safe and can enhance your health.
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What are Mercury Fillings?
For nearly 150 years, mercury fillings have been the most widely utilised method of filling cavities. They contain 50% mercury and are also referred to as “silver fillings.” Yes, the infamous neurotoxin mercury (meaning it messes with your nervous system).
Dentists use this inexpensive amalgam in patients’ mouths, even young children and pregnant women. Fortunately, there are significantly safer substitutes, such as porcelain or composite resin. Sadly, they are slightly more pricey.
Other names for mercury fillings include:
- Silver fillings
- Amalgam fillings
- Dental amalgam fillings
- Mercury amalgam fillings
- Silver amalgam fillings
The Dangers of Mercury Fillings
You should get rid of your mercury amalgam fillings for numerous reasons, albeit you should speak with your dentist first. Not everyone needs to have their mercury fillings removed.
First, you should remove them since everyday activities like brushing your teeth, consuming hot beverages or soda, and teeth grinding may produce mercury vapours for you to breathe in.
This might result in mercury toxicity, often known as mercury poisoning.
Due to the harmful effects of mercury intoxication, you should get rid of any mercury fillings you may have:
- Alzheimer’s illness
- Diseases on the autism spectrum
- Heart illness
- Kidney troubles
- Losing memories
- Dysfunction of motor skills
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Changes in personality, such as impatience and anxiety
The metallic colour of your mercury fillings is another reason to have them removed. You might not like how your smile or laugh seems purely for aesthetic reasons if the metal hue draws attention to your oral health.
Even the WHO suggests a phase-out of mercury amalgam fillings during the following ten years.
In the end, only a trained dentist can advise you on the best course of action regarding your mercury fillings.
Innovative Method of Mercury Fillings Removal
The following prerequisites are necessary for safely removing mercury fillings:
- Protective measures against mercury exposure
- A specific rinse that absorbs mercury, so you don’t consume it
- Suction to effectively and swiftly eliminate even the tiniest residues of mercury
- Filters for disposing of mercury safely
Process of Mercury Fillings Removal
A mercury-free dentist must take the necessary precautions to prevent exposing the machinery to mercury before starting the removal procedure.
A mercury-free dentist can efficiently perform the extraction procedure.
The gases and old fillings are removed from the mouth using strong special suction motors.
When removing mercury fillings, the tooth is surrounded by special rubber dams to prevent mercury absorption.
Remember that during the operation, there will be a lot of mercury vapour in the mouth.
There is little probability that the body may absorb a considerable amount because the elimination process is completed rapidly.
Mercury Filling Alternatives
Once the mercury fillings have been eradicated from your mouth, you can begin researching alternatives that your mercury-free dentist can employ.
Unlike silver mercury fillings, most fillings are tooth-coloured.
How to Detox After Getting Rid of Mercury Fillings
After removing mercury fillings, your dentist will instruct each patient on how to detox.
The detox procedure for each patient is different, but everyone should avoid alcohol, sugar, artificial sweeteners, and processed meals. The majority of patients will take a particular food supplement.
Recovery from dental mercury exposure requires thorough detoxification. This is a step in detoxification if you’re serious about getting rid of the mercury poisons in your body.
You can protect yourself against mercury poisons and get your vital excretory system to function correctly by following these steps:
- Sweat every day, then shower to prevent your skin from reabsorbing. Toxins can be removed through sweating. You can sweat by exercising, but you can also sit in steam or an infrared sauna.
- A diet heavy in fibre can help with bowel motions. You want your intestines to function properly, so toxins do not re-enter your bloodstream. Avoid any dietary allergens or anything else that can impact your bowel motions.
- Drink plenty of clean water. It aids digestion and is beneficial to the kidneys, particularly vulnerable to mercury intoxication.
What foods and beverages to avoid while detoxing from mercury:
- Sugar substitutes
- Manufactured foods
- Seafood, especially tuna and salmon
- Gum chewing
- Allergens in foods
What to eat and drink after mercury removal detoxification:
- Enough water
- Apples (the skins are the important part)
- Natural oils include avocado, sesame, and flax oil
- Foods high in vitamin C
- Foraged blueberries
- Protein-rich meals
- Fresh produce (preferably organic)
- Fitness-promoting lipids found in seeds, nuts, egg yolks, avocados, and sugar-free yoghurt
- Spices that are good for you, such as garlic and ginger
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Mercury Fillings Removal
1. Should I remove my mercury fillings?
Everything is dependent on your wants and needs. However, if your metal fillings are worn or broken, or if there is extensive deterioration beneath the metal filling, you should get them removed.
2. Can mercury leak from amalgam fillings?
Absolutely! In reality, vaporised mercury can escape from amalgam fillings. Metals are combined in mercury fillings, usually Mercury, Silver, Tin, and Copper. The combination of these metals can be problematic, especially for people who are sensitive to or allergic to metals.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Nishant Hurria
Dr Nishant Hurria is an Australian-based health professional and the principal dentist of Warrnambool Dental with a special interest in Crowns & Bridges and Dental Implants.