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Mercury amalgam dental filings have been shown to shed mercury on a continual basis. Mercury is bio-accumulative and aggregates in fatty tissue including the brain and over time leading to toxic symptoms including Parkinson's disease. For more information on mercury, mercury detoxification and the pathology of mercury see the link between mercury and Parkinson's disease.
This chronic condition can only be halted by removing the amalgam fillings safely. A regular dentist who does not follow any safety protocol is more likely to stir up and intoxicate the patient with mercury particles and vapors. This has led to the development of the IAOMT SMART protocol for the safe removal of mercury amalgam dental filings. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) is shown in operation.Shown below are photos of some of the tenants of the SMART protocol:
The IAOMT began SMART training (including online eLearning) and SMART certification for dentists in 2016. SMART certification will allow a dentist to be added to the IAOMT Dentist's Worldwide Directory.
Dentist and dental patient and the use of the IAOMT SMART protocol. Dr McBride DDS
Dental dam blocks the ingestion of mercury and protects the patient from mercury exposure
Mercury reclaimation from waste water is required before releasing water to the sewer system
Shown below are photos of the transformation.
Lower quadrant with three teeth having mercury amalgam fillings
Mercury amalgam removed. Once removed one can readily see the extensive volume of mercury amalgam filling that was once present.
Lower quadrant with three teeth having ceramic fillings
Note that crowns can be problematic as there may be a lot of mercury amalgam under the crown and an X-ray will not be able to indicate one way or the other. Typically crowns have to be physically removed in order to inspect the conditions underneath. Removal is important to those who wish to undergo chelation therapy as the chelator may work its way from the blood supply in the root of the tooth to the amalgam if not removed and during this process the root of the tooth can be harmed requiring a root canal.
The amalgam found under a crown
Crown hides what is under the crown from an X-ray
X-rays will reveal if the replacement work was sucessful. If not done properly, a spec of mercury amalgam may have been left behind. The spec shown below is shown near the root of the tooth. This is not acceptable if one is going to follow-up with chelation therapy as the chelator may work its way from the blood supply to the spec of mercury, damaging the root of the tooth and eventually requiring a root canal.
X-ray showing spec of amalgam near tooth root
X-ray showing spec of amalgam removed
For more information on mercury, mercury detoxification and the pathology of mercury see the link between mercury and Parkinson's disease.