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Subject: What are risks of amalgam removal?
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 07:30:14 GMT
Organization: Road Runner

I just discovered this newgroup and have been snooping around quite a bit.
Wish I would have found it sooner.

Over the last year and a half my dentist has been on a mission to remove all
my amalgam. Initially she wanted to replace it with composites, but is now
pushing for inlays (onlays?). She has done several replacements, two of them
ended up requiring root canals. Prior to this I did not have any problems at
all with the amalgams. However, she cited mercury risk, plus she stated that
some of my amalgam fillings were expanding - leading to cracks in my teeth -
or contracting and allowing decay to form around them.

I read in another thread that there were risks associated with amalgam
removal, but the risk was not described. What are the risks?

Are her reasons for replacing the amalgam fillings plausible? Is it possible
for them to meaningfully expand/contract?

Thank you in advance!


Me too! Your dentist is not lying, but perhaps overstating the problems
associated with ALL fillings.

I am a dentist who uses amalgam where necessary and other materials where
necessary. Lots of my new work is redoing those old porcelain inlays that
new patients show up with that have been destroyed by the endodontist while
performing root c{*filter*}therapy. These are the lucky ones. The others are
getting bridgework and implants to replace the extracted teeth!

Without the anti-amalgam crowd {*filter*} up hysteria, dentistry would be a
non-growth industry!

Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2003 18:42:24 GMT
 Replacing amalgams ...

> implants

what's your thoughts on these?  how long do implants last?

Sun, 05 Oct 2003 23:50:32 GMT
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