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Can I get mercury filled fillings removed?

It turns out that my fillings are mostly made of mercury. I cannto believe my dentist didn’t warn me about that. I want them out, but I don’t know if they can be removed. Advice?

Beth C. – Louisiana


Yes, they can be removed, but they have to be done a certain way to protect you from the mercury fumes. Not all dentists know how to do that, nor do they have the equipment.

I would go see a mercury free dentist. They’ll know exactly what to do to protect you.

You’ll want to replace them with composite (white) fillings. You’ll like them a lot more. Not only are they more natural looking, but they are better for your teeth. They bond directly to the teeth, which not only means less tooth structure has to be removed, but it strengthens your tooth.

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