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Hi, interested in views on amalgam fillings - are they damaging? Do they leech metal poisons into one's system? My husband's back teeth are all amalgam-filled. Believe it or not, his dentist (UK) filled good teeth as a preventative measure for dental caries down the track. Can't help but wonder whether this may have had anythibg to do with his salivary gland cancer, but more importantly whether it would be prudent to have them replaced.

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14 years ago, one of the PCa groups I joined was big into detoxification. Seemed a bit far-fetched to me that it would affect the progress of the cancer. Replacing fillings was highly recommended. Some men spent a small fortune doing so. Some men were quite irked to find there was no effect on PSA doubling time.

Personally, I think if the teeth are not bothering him, leave them alone.

-Patrick

There's a very good thread on the subject here as well.

healthunlocked.com/advanced...

The mercury present in the Filling material will leach out--there are dozens of studies that I have seen from Naturopath, and Homeopath associations. To determine if there is actual mercury poison--a simple hair analysis--will determine if the level of mercury in the body is high enough to warrant Chelation with EDTA. EDTA is approved by the fDA for both Mercury and Lead Poisoning.

I was evaluated in 1993--was found to have Mercury levels over the limit--or poisonous, and removed the Mercury from the body with Chelation, and replaced all fillings with porcelain. Levels dropped to almost zero--we do get some mercury from certain seafood---especially non-kosher, bottom feeders. As to cancer formation, from High Mercury--some Naturopaths say yes--I will not enter the argument--other than Mercury is a poison to Humans--and does leach out over time. Personally I think IMO only your Dentist was nuts to fill good teeth, that had no cavities.

Nalakrats

pjoshea13
pjoshea13
in reply to Nalakrats

Hi Nala,

The issue for me, in the context of PCa, is that mercury has not been associated with onset or progression. IMO, the subject is a distraction for men looking to improve survival.

Removal of mercury fillings ironically causes an increase of blood levels of mercury.

There may be medical conditions where removal is waranted.

Mercury in the blood may not be from fillings. Mercury is a common polutant & is present in the food chain.

"Increased Mercury Levels in Patients with Celiac Disease following a Gluten-Free Regimen."

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...

-Patrick

{I wouldn't want to undergo avoidable dental work if bisphosphonates or Denosumab might be in my future.}

Nalakrats
Nalakrats
in reply to pjoshea13

Yep, removing the fillings always increases the amount of mercury, in the blood--that is why you do chelation at the same time--anyway a little chelation would not hurt as certain cell lines of PC--have copper in their molecular structure--and die when their copper is removed--while talking about metals--you know.

I did not make my point--which is the Healthier the Body, having the least amount of toxins, the better the health, and the better you may feel as you fight against the beast.

As for bisphosphonates---if work is done way in advance of ever needing them--I see no Issue--but as you say why go thru another procedure. The suggestion I made, that one does a hair analysis--and there is a mercury limit, by the test result, one can decide what to do. If I was being heavily poisoned by Mercury and had Fillings--I would take them out and do a series of IV Chelations.

Nalakrats

Currumpaw
Currumpaw
in reply to Nalakrats

I agree with you Nalakrats except for one thing. I think any dentist that put fillings in teeth as a preventive procedure should have his license revoked. How did this dentist determine where the dental caries, cavities would form?? What has this dentist got going for him? Did he somehow get Johnny Carson's Karnak the Magnificent hat? That thing has power especially when the robe is worn at the same time--LOL!

I had about 16 chelation treatments in 2016. Doctor's Data in New Jersey analyzed my "specimen". Doctor Petteruti who is rather forward thinking had heavy metals testing done for me. Lead, cadmium and gadolinium were quite high. Gadolinium is something those of us who have had MRIs should be careful of.

My dentist simply replaced all my amalgam fillings. This might be standard practice.

Nalakrats
Nalakrats
in reply to Currumpaw

Dentist who filled teeth without need--should have his license removed--was it for Money?

Nalakrats

Currumpaw
Currumpaw
in reply to Nalakrats

Do you mean my dentist? He replaced a few at a time as it appeared they were breaking down. He was a rather forward thinking dentist that was popular with an upscale clientele. I don't dispute his replacing the amalgam fillings. The amalgam fillings were about 20 years old and 2 had fallen out. He made the right decision and was using whatever they use now that can't be told from natural teeth. He is now retired but the dentist that bought the practice doesn't suffer any when compared to his predecessor.

When reading your previous post on this topic you noted that you had all your amalgam fillings removed when you had heavy metals testing or at least for mercury. The results from my heavy metals testing placed me just within the reference interval for mercury. I was close to crossing the line outside the reference interval for mercury.

The dentist in the UK that filled healthy teeth to prevent future cavities--well--if he is that good about predicting the future I want the next winning PowerBall numbers from him! MegaMillions would be fine too! I am not fussy!

pjoshea13
pjoshea13
in reply to Nalakrats

Nala,

My hair analysis of 12 years ago did not show mercury to be an issue. Probably, my old English fillings had mostly been replaced by then, owing to wear & tear.

-Patrick

Nalakrats
Nalakrats
in reply to pjoshea13

Great!--- But,my analysis in 1994 showed Mercury, Lead, and Cadmium-levels way above normal--so I cleaned out my house[Body]---I smoked at one time--thus the Cadmium, and used Lead Paint in the Coast Guard, during the Viet Nam War, and the Mercury--probably from a very early age of having fillings--and eating certain foods.

Nalakrats

pjoshea13
pjoshea13
in reply to Nalakrats

Now cadmium is a very real problem for the prostate IMO.

I was impressed by my hair analysis. Very inexpensive yet full of info. I believe the individual tests have variable accuracy/relevance, but overall, more useful than my MyHeritage DNA test. These days, they might not find enough hair to repeat the test.

Zero cobalt reinforced my doctor's view that I was not absorbing B12.

-Patrick

Nalakrats
Nalakrats
in reply to pjoshea13

I saw you the other day--you have enough hair---hair analysis is worthwhile--highly agree.

Nalakrats

About 10 years ago, following validation that I had prostate cancer, I had six fillings replaced with porcelain. I have no idea if it helped or not but the group that I was in all believed as Nalakrats has written herein that keeping mercury in your mouth is crazy and that studies have shown the leaching effect of mercury over time causing heath problems.

jal

Not many teeth left. But there is some metal in there. Think is silver though. When I re-did a partial years ago they asked if i wanted to keep old one with my medical file. Like a fool i said yes. Guarantee you if i ask for it now they will say sorry can't find it. It has surely been recycled. And to the fine gentleman here who is a dentist, please do not be offended. This is Saturday Satire. Hope everyone enjoys their day. Rain, sun, or snow. I got sun. Happy face here.

Thanks all for your helpful comments - it certainly seems like a hair analysis might be a useful first step, then if filling replacement is considered, should only be undertaken with simultaneous chelation treatment.

As a dentist in CA for 35 years, I've always been suspicious of my colleagues pushing to replace amalgam, when as mentioned above it can elevate the Hg levels as the fillings are drilled out, even with high speed evacuation.

Also, the more trauma to the tooth via drilling, etching, bonding and light curing can increase sensitivity and in some cases require nerve extirpation - the dreaded root canal!

My philosophy is if the filling is serviceable, then leave it alone and don't replace it with a composite filling that won't last as long.

Fight on Brothers

Ever since I had my old "metal" fillings replaced with porcelain I'm getting lousy TV reception.

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Saturday 12/15/2018 11:46 PM EST

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