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sfpcjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-11 11:18 PM
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14. Avoid.
They leak Hg for a long time or forever. Their main advantage is being cheap. Better dentists don't do them these days unless you need the price advantage. If one gets covered up by a cap or a bridge structure, I heard that it is cut off and leaks even more Hg. Bill Maher had his drilled out and replaced, but he can obviously afford it.
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  -Are mercury-amalgam fillings safe or not? ThatPoetGuy  Sep-02-11 08:09 PM   #0 
  - I think not, and I only have personal experience as perspective.  MADem   Sep-02-11 08:18 PM   #1 
  - Why get them?  MH1   Sep-02-11 08:23 PM   #2 
  - Except that a great many insurance programs won't cover the newer natural colored stuff  Orrex   Sep-02-11 08:26 PM   #5 
  - I didn't realize that, mine does, and I never thought of my co's health plans as stellar.  MH1   Sep-02-11 08:41 PM   #7 
  - I'm wondering whether to get rid of old ones,  ThatPoetGuy   Sep-02-11 08:29 PM   # 
     - I trust my dentist pretty well and he recommends not disturbing them  MH1   Sep-02-11 08:43 PM   #8 
     - If they are solid then probably not. Removal can end up doing...  TheMadMonk   Sep-02-11 10:29 PM   #11 
     - Something you may want to check out....  HysteryDiagnosis   Sep-05-11 07:16 AM   #22 
  - Here's my perspective...  laconicsax   Sep-02-11 08:25 PM   #3 
  - They cause frenzied exaggeration and a sharp decrease in critical thinking skills  Orrex   Sep-02-11 08:26 PM   #4 
  - Really good starting point is the Wiki page for "Dental amalgam controversy"  Poll_Blind   Sep-02-11 08:29 PM   #6 
  - No. Mercury in the body is not safe at any level  WhiteTara   Sep-02-11 09:10 PM   #9 
  - Let me guess which side of the vaccination debate you're on.  TheMadMonk   Sep-02-11 10:41 PM   #12 
     - You must be for mercury in the body. Yum yum! n/t  WhiteTara   Sep-03-11 09:35 AM   #15 
        - If you breathe air or eat food, you have mercury in your body.  trotsky   Sep-03-11 12:05 PM   #17 
        - yum. n/t  WhiteTara   Sep-03-11 03:47 PM   #18 
        - No. I am simply not a twit ignorant of the simple fact that some mercury...  TheMadMonk   Sep-03-11 08:21 PM   #19 
           - dental amalgam uses liquid mercury, no?  OnTheOtherHand   Sep-06-11 11:22 AM   #26 
  - One of the problems with amalgam fillings  dflprincess   Sep-02-11 09:40 PM   #10 
  - I'm inclined to think  SheilaT   Sep-02-11 10:43 PM   #13 
  - Avoid.  sfpcjock   Sep-02-11 11:18 PM   #14 
  - I have had many in my head all of my life with no apparent effect.  bemildred   Sep-03-11 10:24 AM   #16 
  - Main thing I have experienced with them ...  Kennah   Sep-05-11 05:07 AM   #20 
  - I filed mine down until I could get good elevator music in my head. n/t  HysteryDiagnosis   Sep-05-11 07:14 AM   #21 
  - I have mercury fillings from 50 years back!  golfguru   Sep-05-11 09:26 PM   #23 
  - Extremely poisonous. We should not be having a discussion about them.  Manifestor_of_Light   Sep-05-11 10:45 PM   #24 
  - you mean, you should be telling us how it is?  OnTheOtherHand   Sep-06-11 11:12 AM   #25 
  - This:  trotsky   Sep-07-11 06:58 AM   #29 
     - OMG, you eat _tuna_??!? ;)  OnTheOtherHand   Sep-07-11 12:00 PM   #31 
        - Absolutely correct. Exposure to elemental mercury vapor is different.  trotsky   Sep-07-11 12:24 PM   #32 
  - How difficult was it to clean  Tumbulu   Sep-06-11 11:13 PM   #27 
     - Not very difficult.  Manifestor_of_Light   Sep-07-11 01:43 AM   #28 
  - They've been safely used for 100 years  Warpy   Sep-07-11 11:08 AM   #30 
  - Amalgam is NOT safe and durable.  Manifestor_of_Light   Sep-07-11 05:28 PM   #33 
  - Lawsuit against the ADA and Cal Dental Association  Manifestor_of_Light   Sep-07-11 05:33 PM   #34 
     - OK, so, how did that 2001 lawsuit turn out?  OnTheOtherHand   Sep-07-11 07:08 PM   #35 

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