Mercury Amalgam Removal
Casuarina Dental provides mercury amalgam removal services, using the approved IAOMT/SMART removal technique protocol. Many people are concerned about the possible effects of mercury fillings on their health. If you're worried about the effect mercury fillings might be having on your well-being, or simply wish to swap mercury fillings for fillings made of a modern, non-toxic with your own bio-compatibility in mind, give us a call !!! Call on (02) 6678 2220.
Why you should get your mercury amalgam fillings removed?
Traditionally, dental fillings were made of amalgam - a mixture of mercury and an alloy of copper, tin and silver. It was widely used because the combination of mercury and alloy is incredibly durable and amalgam is very cheap to make. Although it may seem to be the perfect choice for fillings, over the years studies have shown that mercury amalgam fillings may contribute to a wide range of health problems.
As you eat or drink, small particles of amalgam are removed from your filling due to wear and tear. In addition, warm drinks may also accelerate the release of mercury. Research suggests that somewhere between and 20mg/day of mercury</a> each day is released from amalgam fillings and ingested.
Mercury is well-known as a toxic metal, which can be fatal if ingested in large enough amounts. Whilst the amount of mercury your body absorbs isn't enough to kill you outright, it can cause a wide range of health problems in susceptible individuals.
In addition, once the mercury is in your body, (it may take weeks or months to leave). This means that potentially you may have quite large levels of mercury circulating in your system, leading to a range of health difficulties.
Studies show that mercury can cause a range of symptoms and conditions. These include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Neurological symptoms
- An increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (dementia)
- Mood problems
Whilst not everyone who has mercury amalgam fillings will experience these problems, those with an intolerance to mercury may well find that their health is poor. If you suffer from any of the above problems and have mercury amalgam fillings, removing the fillings may lead to a reduction in symptom severity and frequency.
The main benefits of mercury filling removal are:
- The peace of mind which comes from knowing that there's no possibility your fillings are leaking toxic mercury into your body.
- Potentially a reduction in troubling symptoms once the source of the mercury contaminating your body has been removed. It will usually take a few months to see a noticeable difference, as it takes a while for the mercury to leave your body. Luckily, there are a number of detoxification steps you can take to accelerate the removal of mercury from the body.
- Potentially lessening the chance of developing a serious disease later on in life, as the cumulative leakage of mercury into your body will have been halted.
To find out more or to book your mercury amalgam removal consultation, call us at Casuarina Dental on (02) 6678 2220 today.