Safe Removal of Mercury Fillings

When you consider having your mercury fillings removed, you should always have this done under maximum precautions. Whether you're doing this for health reasons, or because you want better looking teeth, or because your dentist has found cracks developing in your teeth, you want to make sure that the IAOMT protocols for mercury removal are followed.

When mercury fillings are drilled out of a tooth, a fine mix of mercury and silver are deposited on the oral tissues. The floor of the mouth is very thin, and the uptake is quite rapid. Mercury vapor liberated during this process can also be aspirated into the lungs, and follow the path of the olfactory nerve, to the brain. Find out How Mercury Affects Brain Neurons.

While we do not recommend the removal of existing mercury fillings on a wholesale basis, we have not placed any mercury fillings since the early 1990s.

The symptoms of mercury toxicity are many, and are often easily confused with what we consider a normal part of the aging process. We prefer, instead to leave it to the holistic physicians that we work along with, to make a determination as to the level of mercury toxicity, and then be able to measure the effects as the filling removal process is coupled with chelation to remove mercury from the tissue.

Mercury is the most toxic naturally-occurring substance on the planet. It does not belong implanted in anyone's mouth. Additionally, because mercury expands and contracts with changes in temperature these fillings crack and break teeth. For example, whenever you eat baked potato and sip a cold beverage, or sip your coffee and eat ice cream, your mercury fillings are expanding and contracting, and starting fractures in teeth. Sometimes these fractures are so severe that the tooth is unsalvageable. Composite resin fillings, on the other hand, are bonded to teeth and help hold them together. We seldom see fractures in teeth filled with composite.

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Safer Amalgam Removal


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