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Can you get rid of amalgam fillings?

I have some silver fillings and have just started getting serious about my health–mostly due to health problems. I’ve gone to clean eating. I exercise every day. I’m wanting to get rid of my old silver fillings because 1. they’re getting old and 2. they’re loaded with mercury. I just didn’t know if I was stuck with them or if they can be removed.

Mercedes – Louisiana

Mercedes,

Congratulations on all the incredible things you’ve done for your health. I can understand you not wanting to have any toxic substances in your system after all that hard work, especially if you’re having health problems.

You can get rid of your old silver (amalgam) fillings. In fact, if they’re very old, you will likely need to replace them so they don’t start leaking.

One caveat would be that you should go to a holistic dentist to have them removed. You want someone who can do sanitary amalgam removal.  That will protect you from inhaling any mercury vapors.  It’s possible your dentist can do sanitary removal, but make sure he or she understands about a rubber dam, Isolite, and can get an alternate breathing source to ensure that you breathe pure oxygen throughout the duration of the procedure.

If your dentist doesn’t do that, a holistic dentist will.

This blog is brought to you by Newton, MA Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Steve Bader.

Where can I go to get a filling without mercury in it?

I need my first dental filling, but my dentist just does silver fillings. I’ve done some research and I don’t want any mercury in my mouth. Where can I get a filling that doesn’t contain any?

Amelia H. – New Hampshire

Amelia,

I’m surprised your dentist only does the silver amalgam fillings.  Most dentists do both amalgam and composite fillings these days.  But, not yours I guess. Composite fillings, also known as whilte fillings, are completely mercury free.

The fastest way to find a dentist who can give you a mercury free filing is to look for a holistic dentist. They will never put in anything that contains mercury into your mouth.

This blog is brought to you by Newton, MA Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Steve Bader.

Natural pain remedy for dry socket

I had a tooth extracted. Now it’s two days later and I’m pretty sure I have dry socket.  I’m looking for a natural (holistic) pain solution. Will clove oil work?

Danielle P. – PA

Danielle,

Clove oil is a decent pain reliever and would be safe to use.  It would be a good holistic solution. However, I do have a concern.  I know you’re sure that the problem is dry socket, but I’d feel better if you saw a dentist and made certain that is the reason for your pain. I’d hate for there to be another underlying issue that is being overlooked. If there is, it will only get worse.

If you’d like, there are some holistic dentists around. I’m sure you can find one somewhere near you in Pennsylvania. They’ll work with you to make sure whatever treatment is required will be natural.

This blog is brought to you by Newton, MA Dentist Dr. Steve Bader