I have several mercury amalgam fillings and have heard that this is a possible cause of Parkinson's. I am wondering if I should have them removed and replaced with a less toxic material. Is it worthwhile doing?
Is there any scientific evidence that... - Parkinson's Movement
I was in a very bad car accident ,which caused me to have a head injury. My head hit the steering wheel and a lot of my teeth were broken or knocked out. I had to have a lot of dental work and amalgam fillings, and root canals. When I first developed a tremor I was tested and diagnosed with mercury poisoning I went through a year of cilation (spelling?) therapy and had my amalgam filling removed by a dentist who was a specialist. It helped me to feel better, but PD still progressed. If you do decide to replace the amalgam, make sure you go to a dentist who has been trained or you will end up with a lot more mercury in your body.
If you google amalgam filling and Parkinson's there is a lot of information.
I attribute getting Parkinson's from the mercury in my body and the blow I took to my head, Hope this helps.
I do wonder about my old fillings too. I remember my old dentist found that one of my old fillings surface had cracked. So I went back to have that one filling replaced. Durring the process, the filling or at least small chunk of it pop up, hitting the roof of my mouth ans then falling to the back of my toungue. In a natural response, I swallow it. Then i notice the brief horror facial expression on my dentist face...before he continued with his work. I have been wondering for a long time whether that incident was the reason why I ended up with PD at an early age age of 34. That was the age I had noticed my first symptoms of PD. I have no proof that mercury from that old filling that I had swallow was what lead to me developing PD. But it certainly makes me wonder every time this topic comes to mind.. I have had genetic testing done to see if I may be a carrier of gene that is found more common in people with PD. The results showed that as far as they know, my genetic code that I am carrying any known gene I have no genes that were associated with PD. I also come from a very large family and as far as I know, nobody in our family history or tree has PD. So I would make sure you talked to your dentist of your concerns and see what he would do to prevent what happen to me to not happen to you if you decide to remove the old fillings. I hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes and Good luck!
Thank you for sharing your experience of mercury with us. It's a bit of a horror story isn't it? I fear that you are right about mercury, but why is it that not everyone who has fillings develops parkinsons, my wife for instance. By our genes, do we have a tendency that way?
I'm not sure why some people have filling and don't get PD. I think there are so many different reasons.
They say that having amalgam fillings drilled out will release more mercury than if left alone.
Some years ago I had all my fillings replaced, an expensive business. Unfortunately it didn't prevent me from developing PD.
Hello Osidgethe two reports mentioned in this thread, one you submitted, both indicate that mercury fillings are not really as bad for us as I thought. Thank you for including it.
You might find this article interesting to support this theory. articles.mercola.com/sites/...
How can you get such disparate findings in reports on the same subject and yes, Dr. Mercola's site does sell nutrients etc. thank you MaryAlice for forwarding the article. I guess its down to us to believe who we want to!
Yes Norton I think it often ends up to be about belief not necessarily about facts.
Mercola the American MD is very controversial. I think he might be quite rich too. This magazine article reviews the discussion in the US quite well.
I think that you might find this article interesting. It's not selling anything, but what I believe is the truth.
Thank you MaryAlice. Trouble is it's too late for us discussing this subject now, but what about us with children an grandchildren?
Its a mine field Norton.
There are others who have raised concerns about the endocrine disrupting (in particular, estrogen-mimicking) effects of plastic chemicals such as bisphenol A used in composite resins. Some ask which is most toxic, amalgam or composite?
My dentist drilled out all my amalgam fillings about 15 years ago, using no safe protocol. My PD symptoms started a few years later. I'm sure there is a connection. Google Dr Patrick Kingsley, I'm sure he will have info on this. Unfortunately he has retired though. Detoxing mercury seems to be a minefield though, it's not easy. If you get your amalgams removed make sure it's with a mercury free dentist though.
dentists don't have a higher incidence of pd and they were exposed to mercury i assume in preparing the amalgam.
had my amalgams removed and pd still advanced, i had them removed because they were slowly breaking up and i had insurance, might as well remove them.
Talk to your dentist. This is, unfortunately one of the more polarizing subjects among the population at large. Personally I agree with Pete 1.
I AM SURE I HAVE READ SOMWHERE ABOUT AMALGUM FILLINGS CAUSING NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEMS
I know a few people who have had this done, but unfortunately some of them actually made themselves very unwell longterm because they ended up with mercury poisoning - probably because their dentists weren't careful enough when drilling out the fillings. It must be almost impossible to make sure no mercury dust gets breathed in or swallowed or absorbed. I would suggest using extreme caution when choosing a dentist to remove mercury fillings.
Personally I've considered having my fillings removed, but my dentist says our bodies create a layer of calcium over the surface of the filling, so perhaps that seals in the mercury. I generally have a strong constitution, so I decided I was happier leaving my old mercury fillings in rather than risk absorbing the mercury dust that would be created when removing them.
The people I know with mercury poisoning are so weak and unhappy it is heartbreaking to know they were just trying to make themselves healthier by having their mercury fillings removed.
Thank you for your well considered position about exposing yourself to further possible problems by having your mercury fillings removed. I think that on balance, I should leave well alone. It appears from posts in this thread that having these fillings removed does not necessarily equate to improved health.
I had my 6 amalgams removed 12 months ago. I'm not sure that any protocol was followed, I certainly didn't have oxygen.
Immediately I felt tired, assumed anisthetic
Within 3 weeks I had tremors in my hands, intention tremors in fingers. Lots of brain fog, headaches and huge anxiety.
12 months later I still have tremor but my neurologist says it can't be because of the hg fillings. Despite him knowing I had bruxism and the fillings removed all at once.
My doctor says the same. Just no way its anything to do with fillings.
Yet the symptoms match, the onset timing matches, so I went to an alternative health practitioner who took blood, hair and aa chelated challenge urine. Urine showed a lot of mercury, hair showed lots of lead and blood detected a little of each. The standout thing for me is that mainstream practitioners were "annoyed" that I had got this testing done. As though I was trying to embarrass them, my doctor then suggested I needed antidepressants !
There seems to be polar opposites here and more politics and legacy talking than science.
Last month I developed a very very fine tremor in my jaw, its imperceptible to others but I feel it in my teeth.
I'm not happy.
Dont have all the fillings extracted at once as this releases mercury into your body too quickly. There are some expensive dentists who can safely extract this poison amalgam but check them out carefully.