I’m in a dilemma. My immune system stinks and I’m trying to do anything to improve it. I’ve completely changed my diet. I’m taking vitamins, yet I’m still catching everything and feel worn down all the time. My doctor suggested I try switching out my amalgam fillings for the composite ones. He said some of his patients reported feeling healthier after getting rid of their amalgam fillings. He thinks it is because of the mercury in them. Unfortunately, when I spoke to my dentist about it, he said it’s a bunch of bunk and they’re perfectly safe. I really want to get rid of them. Even if it does nothing, at least I’ll have tried on the off chance it does help. How can I find a dentist willing to help me?
This amalgam argument has been going on for quite some time now. One of the things dentists are facing is the proclamation of the American Dental Association (ADA) which says that amalgam fillings are perfectly safe. They have tests to back that up.
Here’s where the argument comes. Other people have run tests that say the opposite. The ADA’s tests have been done using static tests, while others try to mimic real world scenarios. You can get both safe and unsafe results depending on how you run the tests.
That leaves patients at the mercy of their dentist’s philosophy. As you understand very well, not everyone is comfortable having mercury in their body. That is even more pertinent when, like you, there are underlying health issues which negatively impact your quality of life.
Finding a Dentist to Remove Your Amalgam Fillings
Don’t pressure your dentist into removing these. It can actually do you more harm than good. There is a specific procedure which needs to be followed. Without that, you’ll end up releasing more mercury into your system, accomplishing the exact opposite of what you want.
You want a dentist experienced in sanitary amalgam removal. They’ll have the necessary tools as well as understand the importance of taking these precautions.
The first thing I’d look for is a dentist who uses composite fillings. They often have patients in your situation come to them because of an uncooperative dentist.
I hope this helps you. Best of luck with your immune system. Maybe this will give you the boost you need.
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