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Has this happened to anyone else?

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  1. jos

    jos New Member

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    I went to the dentist yesterday to have my first ever filling. I wasn't happy about it at all because I've always had very good teeth up until now. I requested a white filling so that it wouldn't be so obvious. I discussed this with the dentist and the receptionist but nothing had been put down in writing. Anyway, yesterday after the filling had been done I looked at it in the mirror and to my horror it was a silver filling! I nearly passed out with the shock! To a lot of people this might not be a big deal but it's really affected me. They have said they will sort it out for me, but I will still have to pay and obviously go through the whole thing again. Has this happened to anyone else? What was the outcome?

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  2. Thecatwoman

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    RE: Has this happened to anyone else?

    Hi Jos,

    Sorry to hear about your shock - how upsetting. I haven't had this happen to me but I was faced with a choice of silver or white and I opted for silver because it was cheaper and he assured me that if I changed my mind in the future, I could have them replaced with white ones.

    However, I since heard that it is a specialised thing to do - removing the amalgam ones that is - because you don't want the mercury to leak, or something. There might have been a thread here on HP some time ago. So all I'm saying, I suppose, is check that they know what they're doing. Laughable really, considering the reason why you are even in this predicament.

    I hope you get it sorted easily.

    Catherine
     
  3. jos

    jos New Member

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    RE: Has this happened to anyone else?

    Thanks for your reply Catherine. I will let you know how I get on next week. x
     
  4. mrsbeansprout

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    RE: Has this happened to anyone else?

    Hi Jos,

    I can imagine how shocked you were when you saw your filling. Having to pay to have it removed and replaced seems very unfair.

    I haven't experienced this myself, but a friend of mine decided to have all of her amalgam fillings removed and replaced with white ones.

    If you are concerned about the mercury you could ask your dentists advice regarding anything you could take before the procedure.

    My friend was advised to take either Algin 24 hours before the surgery, or Chlorella.
    I don't know much about Algin, I think it is a non digestible fibre that forms heavy metals into a gel before it passes through the body?
    My friend chose to take a large dose of Chlorella 24 hours before her amalgam fillings were removed, her dentist told her the amount to take.
    She had tests to access the level of heavy metals in her system before and after the procedure, and the removal her the amalgam fillings proved to be a wise decision.
    She had no ill effects and her and the dentist put this down to the Chlorella.

    Hope all goes well with this problem,
    mrsb.
     
  5. Energylz

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    RE: Has this happened to anyone else?

    To the best of my knowledge...

    a) Removal of fillings is not a specialized thing. All qualified dentists are able to remove fillings.
    b) Removal of an amalgam filling does not result in mercury leaking. There is no more mercury leakage than when the filling is in your tooth.

    My dentist says that usually the removal of fillings is easy as she can drill strategically in one place and in most cases the rest of the filling just pops out.

    On of the difficulties dentists appear to have with white fillings is way in which they set in the teeth. With amalgam, the component parts are mixed together and the dentist has a short time to mould that mixture into the tooth before it sets too hard to manipulate easily. The white fillings are a mixture that remains pliable until it is exposed to, I think, Ultra Violet light, but I've known of problems where the filling changes in some way after a few days and doesn't always fit correctly and has to be replaced again. (maybe things have changed since the time when I knew this to have happened). White fillings apparently don't last as long as amalgam ones and will need replacing more often.

    Love and Reiki Hugs
     
  6. windynights

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    You must be brave to even think of going back to a dentist for a second torture session. That said I do appreciate your upset with what has happened.
    Be brave.
     
  7. Thecatwoman

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    RE: Has this happened to anyone else?

    Hi again,

    Thought I'd better clarify that my earlier post was just offering a suggestion to look into any possible effects as I'd heard something somewhere. I just checked and it was on HP that I read an earlier thread:

    [link=http://www.healthypages.net/forum/tm.asp?m=370105&mpage=1&key=amalgam%2Cfilling]http://www.healthypages.net/forum/tm.asp?m=370105&mpage=1&key=amalgam%2Cfilling[/link]

    Hope I haven't sent everyone off into a frenzy of worry. Looking back, there were a variety of opinions stated on that thread, but this bit stuck in my mind. Oops.

    Catherine
     

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