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Amalgam Dental Fillings
An amalgam leak is a very alarming condition for it must be removed immediately in order to prevent adverse health complications. Black edges and gap are the imminent signs of an amalgam leakage. Cross blade can be used in order to cut the amalgam filling out which is safer as it limits the exposure to quick silver. A rubber dam is used to prevent the amalgam pieces from entering the trachea thereby averting severe complications. However during the drilling process, the rubber dam does not insulate the patient or the dentist from the quick silver fumes. Patients can opt for their metal miller own instead of the traditionally diamond coated drill. The trouble with quicksilver is that the compound may deposit in the brain and other parts of the body. In case, you feel that your amalgam filling is leaking, you must immediately visit your dentist. Watch this video to know more about amalgam leaking and how to identify one.
Produced: 03/2011
wow, I didn't realize it could be so dangerous. Wonder if I should just have mine taken out?
Posted: 10 years ago