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What Are the Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning?

added on: May 4, 2021

Do you or someone in your family have an amalgam or mercury filling or fillings? Did you know this old-school type of dental restoration could be harming your health? Your Wilmington biological and holistic dentist will be the first person to tell you how dangerous metal amalgam fillings can be. Why? Because there’s actually mercury in your mouth too! In some cases, mercury makes up about 50 percent of metal filings.

What You Should Know About How You Feel

At our holistic and biological dental office in Wilmington, we talk to so many patients every year about the safe removal of their dangerous and often failing metal fillings. Take a second and go to Google. Type in “symptoms of mercury poisoning,” and see what comes up. You’ll find:

  • Changes in sleep habits, mood, and appetite
  • Loss of energy
  • Inability to cope with physical stress
  • Bladder and bowel issues
  • Increased risk for infections
  • Substantial loss of rational thinking
  • Unexpected rashes or skin irritation
  • Changes in the color and texture of the skin
  • Increased sweat and body odor
  • Teeth grinding or bruxism
  • TMJ pain and discomfort
  • Chest pains and possible heart problems

So as you can see, everything from mood swings and headaches to sleepless nights and overall discomfort can be related to mercury poisoning. Are you at risk?

What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

You need to talk to the team at All About Smiles featuring highly trained biological and holistic dentists — Dr. Lewis Yu and Dr. Grace Liu. We’re SMART certified! But what does that mean for you, our valued patients? It has to do with the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique courtesy of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Technology (IAOMT).

Why is this important? Because when we remove metal or amalgam fillings from your mouth, there’s a good chance that mercury vapors are ending up in the air and are inhaled directly into your lungs. You and our team could all be at risk. This led the IAOMT to develop the SMART protocol to reduce the negative health effects that can accompany the removal of old, failing fillings. We have the proper ventilation, protective gear for you and our staff, high suction to quickly pick up particles prior to becoming airborne, and vitamin dosing before and after treatment.

If you’re interested in learning more about the safe removal of amalgam fillings, you need to schedule a consultation with our Wilmington holistic and biological dental office. We can take the time to assess your needs and create a clear plan of action to help get you safe and healthy.

Posted In: Oral Health