Toxic Mercury Vapors Generated During a Dental Amalgam Filling Removal

Typically, in most dental schools it’s been taught that mercury is trapped within the matrix of the [dental] amalgam. And so, therefore, we’re trying to visualize here and prove the fact that there’s a significant amount that comes off during the mixing, during the packing, and then we’ll have some teeth with the amalgam that’s been set for a while, and we’re going to be removing that with a high-speed dental drill in order to visualize how much vapor comes off during that procedure as well. The American Dental Association has made the argument that mercury is fixed in amalgam fillings and it doesn’t come out easily. And what this research that we’re doing here visually shows is that when you drill on an amalgam filling that dramatically exposes the patient and the dentist and the dental technician to huge amounts of mercury vapor that enters the body, it’s even worse than what they imagined.

8 Responses to "Toxic Mercury Vapors Generated During a Dental Amalgam Filling Removal"

  1. Colorado   November 15, 2017 at 10:02 am

    People are so worried about their fillings materials. Yet they continue to use crest and other major brands loaded with toxic elements from nuclear waste bi products to micro particulate plastic bits. I’ve been prone to cavities for life but recently had my first visit cavity free. It’s not a coincidence I switched to Dr Bronners organic toothpaste, something to do with the coconut oil and how that creates a superior reaction with enamel and bone. Worked for me. Set your popular name brands down and try Dr Bronners or super blue or something along those lines.

  2. MG   November 15, 2017 at 11:57 am

    So, this begs the question: should we get them removed then? I was Pershing a holistic/biological dentist that adheres to strict standards while removing. Then I started hearing many say (these are also people I’d consider to be holistic/alternative) leave them in unless they are cracking. Then flip back to the other side of the coin again and those people are saying, no way, I’d be dead if I didn’t remove. And, now I’m confused. I still want to get them out. What say any of you?

  3. Susan   November 17, 2017 at 1:31 am

    So what’s the answer to the question? Leave them in or take them out? I Had a silver filling removed bc supposedly it was coming out . I had no idea about the mercury issue at the time . The dentist removed the silver filling a lot of it in a molar and replaced it with the white filler . Was that a mistake? Help!

    • Martha Sluder   November 17, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      Detoxing the heavy metals is what my holistic dentist recommended after removal of my amalgams. He uses a special setup to vacuum the vapor, and other holistic treatment to help remove toxins. I had three removed because my naturopath MD indicated some of my issues were related to heavy metals. Heavy Metal Detox has been my go to formula.

    • Dr. Alan I   November 18, 2017 at 7:09 am

      Susan, you did the correct thing to safe guard your health and long term well being by removing your Mercury fillings and replace them with a composite. You can safely get rid of any mercury accumulation in the body using the mineral Selenium, which is best in the form of “Selenomethionine” One of the best Selenium products is, in my opinion as a health care professional, made by Biotics Research. You can often find this on line at It is very safe to take 400 MCG, that’s micrograms, NOT milligrams. Most brands including the one I mentioned come in 200 MCG capsules; you would therefore be safe with 2 capsules.

  4. gerbera   November 20, 2017 at 2:38 am

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  5. Cheryl   November 25, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    With these higher than acceptable exposure to mercury vapours being an occupational hazard, is there any evidence that dentists develop neurological, autoimmune or any other disorder at a higher rate than the general population?

  6. Yb   December 10, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Was that visual color the vapor or only the mercury?


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