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root canal through a gold crown

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Posted by: Carolghere  (5 years ago)
My dentist performed a root canal through a new gold crown and it appears to be successful. However, the hole created in the gold was filled with amalgam and I am showing symptoms of mercury poisoning. Metal taste in mouth, sinus blockage, mucus in throat and sore throat, low energy. Can the filling be replaced with some other material that is not toxic?
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My dentist performed a root canal through a new gold crown and it appears to be successful. However, the hole created in the gold was filled with amalgam and I am showing symptoms of mercury poisoning. Metal taste in mouth, sinus blockage, mucus in throat and sore throat, low energy. Can the filling be replaced with some other material that is not toxic?

You are reading too much internet rubbish. None of these are symptoms of "mercury poisoning."

The very best replacement would be a gold inlay to fit precisely in the hole. Properly finished, this would be undetectable.

A plastic filling would not last too long and would tend to leak.
Posted 5 years ago
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Posted by: Carolghere  (5 years ago)
Thank you for your answer about gold inlay, however, my symptoms are mercury poisoning and I believe the AMA tells you you cannot ignor these.
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Thank you for your answer about gold inlay, however, my symptoms are mercury poisoning and I believe the AMA tells you you cannot ignor these.

Believe in witchcraft if you want to. Believe in ghosts; believe in alchemy. But one thing I know you will not do: have a urine mercury test to verify your claims that you are being "poisoned" by mercury. Why not? Your levels would not turn out abnormal, and that would blow your silly belief to smithereens. Incidentally, even people with NO silver amalgam fillings in their mouths have miniscule amounts of mercury show up in their urine, by virtue of eating some seafood, and minor sources of industrial pollution.

If you are petrified of mercury, better avoid tuna for the rest of your life.
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Posted by: Carolghere  (5 years ago)
Blood and urine tests only show what mercury your body is able to excrete, it tells nothing about the mercury held in your body's organs and cells which is doing the harm to your health. And your comment about mercury from fish shows me that you know nothing about the different types of mercury and their specific effects to health.
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Blood and urine tests only show what mercury your body is able to excrete, it tells nothing about the mercury held in your body's organs and cells which is doing the harm to your health. And your comment about mercury from fish shows me that you know nothing about the different types of mercury and their specific effects to health.

Yeah, I know. Patients who never took a dental material course in their life, never had to memorize setting reactions of materials, but merely read stuff on the internet, are experts on the subject. In your mind, at least.

Let me put it to you this way, since you are bent on believing you have been harmed by an innocent filling. Most all the free mercury released by amalgam is during mixing and catastrophic destruction (i.e, removing old fillings from teeth.) My assistant and I do this a good part of the day. The rubber dam is on the patient's mouth when we do this, so their intake is virtually nil. But we have nothing to protect us. And sure enough, our urine mercury concentrations are roughly 4 times that of the general population. Yet we, and other dentists and assistants like us, have none of your symptoms. How is that, wise one? Why aren't dentists and assistants who work with amalgam sick with mercury poisoning?

But if you doubt the value of urine mercury level, why not have one done of your blood? Or better yet, a punch biopsy of tissue? But you won't have this done. Because it would blow your ridiculous belief to smithereens. You have already made up your mind, and really don't want to hear any facts.
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