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 Dentist replacing all silver with resins

One of my co-workers has been talked into replacing all her silver fillings
with composite fillings. We discussed it a few months ago because she told
me her dentist was encouraging her to do it. Then the subject dropped until
last week when she told me the work was in progress. I thought this was
considered unethical behavior. Anyway, both I and another co-worker voiced
our concerns, she apparently mentioned them to her dentist and he sent
along a pamphlet for her to give to me. It's called "The Hazards of
Silver/Mercury Dental Fillings" by Sam and Michael Ziff.

Now actually, I'm not all that against composite fillings but the idea of
replacing stable fillings simply because the old ones contain mercury seems to
me to be abusive. What do you think?

Jackie



Fri, 30 May 1997 03:18:18 GMT
 Dentist replacing all silver with resins
My dentist replaced most of my silver fillings with plastic.  He said that
they would last longer, and that some of the silver ones would probably
fail in the next few years anyway.  So I bought off on it, not least
because I personally do not want the mercury in my mouth.  I asked him if
this was an additional reason to remove the silver fillings, and he said,
no, they are safe.  He did not recommend replacing the bigger silver fillings
in my very back teeth, because he said they were not ideal for that, and
something else would probably be better.  But, he didn't push anything for
that.

The reason he said the plastic was better is, for one thing, they tend to hold
the teeth together, which the silver fillings don't do.

whr



Sat, 31 May 1997 13:39:36 GMT
 Dentist replacing all silver with resins

Quote:
>My dentist replaced most of my silver fillings with plastic.  He said that
>they would last longer, and that some of the silver ones would probably
>fail in the next few years anyway.  So I bought off on it, not least
>because I personally do not want the mercury in my mouth.  I asked him if
>this was an additional reason to remove the silver fillings, and he said,
>no, they are safe.  He did not recommend replacing the bigger silver fillings
>in my very back teeth, because he said they were not ideal for that, and
>something else would probably be better.  But, he didn't push anything for
>that.
>The reason he said the plastic was better is, for one thing, they tend to hold
>the teeth together, which the silver fillings don't do.

My dentist said not only that but he never ever liked silver, since
it is not so strong, and because it's "dirty" as anyone knows who tries
to keep non-dental silver polished.

However I have some fillings 14 years old that are doing fine, while others
much younger are chipping.  I've converted to plastic, but unless I had
a whole lot of bad silver in there I wouldn't change them "all" unless
"all" is like 2 or 3 - someone who did not have too many problems I guess.

Regards,



Sun, 01 Jun 1997 20:03:42 GMT
 Dentist replacing all silver with resins
: One of my co-workers has been talked into replacing all her silver fillings
: with composite fillings. We discussed it a few months ago because she told
: me her dentist was encouraging her to do it. Then the subject dropped until
: last week when she told me the work was in progress. I thought this was
: considered unethical behavior. Anyway, both I and another co-worker voiced
: our concerns, she apparently mentioned them to her dentist and he sent
: along a pamphlet for her to give to me. It's called "The Hazards of
: Silver/Mercury Dental Fillings" by Sam and Michael Ziff.

: Now actually, I'm not all that against composite fillings but the idea of
: replacing stable fillings simply because the old ones contain mercury seems to
: me to be abusive. What do you think?

: Jackie

See my article on mercury on sci.med.dentistry. Also fish anmethyl ver tsus
inorganic mercury to come.

Brian R.Sandle



Sun, 01 Jun 1997 21:50:11 GMT
 Dentist replacing all silver with resins

: The reason he said the plastic was better is, for one thing, they tend to hold
: the teeth together, which the silver fillings don't do.

Please see my article

Composite tech, bite & health, methyl mercury

on sci.med.dentistry.

Brian R.Sandle.



Mon, 02 Jun 1997 23:40:57 GMT
 Dentist replacing all silver with resins

Quote:

>One of my co-workers has been talked into replacing all her silver fillings
>with composite fillings.
>Now actually, I'm not all that against composite fillings but the idea of
>replacing stable fillings simply because the old ones contain mercury seems to
>me to be abusive. What do you think?

>Jackie

   I recently saw a television documentary segment about the stability
of amalgam and risks to patients and dentists of mercury poisoning.

   The program suggested that the amalgam currently in use is not as
stable as previously thought, and mentioned a new form of amalgam
which seems to be safer. It stressed the danger to children (including
fetuses).

   As I recall, they mentioned that removing fillings (drilling, etc.)
exposed patients and dentists to high levels of mercury. I believe
their recommendation was NOT to replace fillings unless there was a
specific problem.

   I have a massive number of crumbling amalgam fillings, and a few
damaged gold crowns (overzealous "bite adjustment"). One GP suggested
that my chronic health problems might be aggravated by mercury
poisoning. IMO  It's worth following the research, but drastic action
may be premature.

   Usual disclaimers:

     I don't work in the field. I'm simply repeating what I recall
   from a program on the topic, and my memory is not what it was
   (probably the mercury poisoning :-( ).

--



Wed, 04 Jun 1997 18:40:14 GMT
 Dentist replacing all silver with resins

Quote:

>   I have a massive number of crumbling amalgam fillings, and a few
>damaged gold crowns (overzealous "bite adjustment"). One GP suggested
>that my chronic health problems might be aggravated by mercury
>poisoning. IMO  It's worth following the research, but drastic action
>may be premature.

i'm curious.  can someone post the symptoms of
mercury poisoning?  

m

chronic health problems R us
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Tue, 15 Jul 1997 09:00:50 GMT
 
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