I’ve had undiagnosable medical issues for years, including serious joint pain and rashes. My doctors kept telling me it was in my head, but then I finally got a doctor to do a patch test on me. It turns out I have some pretty bad allergies, including most metals. I’m wondering if a dentist can help me get rid of some of the metal I have in my mouth to see if I can get some relief?
Mandy – Colorado
Hard to understand how a rash can be in your head. Sometimes it’s helpful to remember it’s called a medical “practice”. That means they still figuring things out, even if they’re too proud to say it.
The test you’re likely referring to is a Clifford’s Reactivity Test. It’s still considered controversial, so don’t be surprised if you run up against some opposition.
You’re more likely to get some assistance from a holistic dentist, They’re more open to treating the whole body. It’s not a specialty, so it has more to do with the mindset of the dentist.
You’ll likely have to call around. Make sure whomever you can talk to is willing to do a sanitary amalgam removal.
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