Mercury Amalgam/Silver Fillings removal
Hi Everyone, for 2018, as a goal setting towards upleveling myself care, I decided to have my Mercury Amalgam Silver fillings removed. I have 10. I have caps and a root canal too, so this will be quite the project.
Why, you ask?
Well, they are very toxic. There are tons of studies out there now that talk about the risks of having the fillings, as they continually leak out toxic chemicals every time we chew, drink hot coffee, and even grind our teeth at night. Measurements of our body toxicity can be done through several types of screening such as blood tests and clipping from your hair.
The more I study with doTERRA, and natural health care solutions, I have found that toxicity is one of the causes of inflammation in our body. We can detox, and eat healthy, but if these fillings continue to leak out into our bodies, we are just chasing the toxins around. Mercury is a powerful neurotoxin and, at certain levels, can cause neurological issues, autoimmune disease, chronic illnesses and mental disorders.
I had heard about this a few years ago, from a long time friend who was going through the process, and suggested I look into it. I did call and make an appointment, but soon cancelled it, because I was afraid and worried about the cost. Another friend decided to have it done and also talked to me about it. I have noticed on my mouthguard that I use because of my teeth grinding, that it has discolored over time where the silver filings are. This friend, is going through some health issues and is trying everything to find the source of her continual awful migraine headaches and body aches. Even though I feel myself lucky to not have those types of symptoms, I do struggle with focus and brain fog more than I would like to admit. I have to come to terms that everyone knows I do, because even when I am talking to them, in mid sentence I forget what I was going to say. Over the years I have struggles with bad stomach issues and with the help of essential oils, I have come back to life with a much stronger stomach and more clarity.
here is a small list of symptoms for just the brain:
The effects of mercury on brain function include:
- Poor memory
- Difficulty multitasking
- Difficulty finding words
- A lack of initiative
- An inability to concentrate
- Brain fog
- An inability to make decisions and
- Lack of motivation
- Changes in mood
Mercury is also known to have profound effects upon mood including:
- Fits of anger
- Panic attacks
- Mood swings
- Loss of self-confidence
- Being easily embarrassed
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Feeling easily discouraged
- A loss of sense of humour
- Life seems an endless, joyless struggle
- ‘Psychiatric’ symptoms
This list is just a small one really, and we wonder why our society is so whacky? Not only the foods we eat, but the things we do to our bodies that seemed ok, later we are finding out are not. What I learned at my first visit with Dr. Rebecca Taylor, at Dr. Borenmeans office in Anacortes, WA, was a huge eye opener. So I decided to share my experience as I travel through this process, for those who are curious, and too may need a little encouragement to go through the process too.
First Appointment: Jan 24, 2018
As I walked in to the office, it was a pleasant surprize to be greeted with a nice smile, and by my name. With their anticipation of my arrival, Deana took me back and spent a great amount of time talking with me, about my history, and then took digital x-rays. The machine is like a MRI machine, where it reads your whole mouth area, including the root canals and the nasal passage. What was even more cool, is that they show you on the computer as they are inspecting the images. They would click on a part of the image and zoom in, and even change the angle of the visual, and move inside – just way to cool and too hard to explain.
Upon reviewing mine images, the root canal that is bugging me, does have a slight intrusion and infection. So after several follow up visits to complain to the Dr. that put that root canal, I was right and have a valid reason why my tooth is bothering me. He said there is nothing wrong. I hate that, it is like he was telling me to just go away, and that I am crazy. I now have a visual to show him, and to hope that he would not injure other patients with this old fashioned way of treating a tooth.
The other news that I learned about my mouth, is that our tongues are a huge part of our body too, the tongue gets no credit for its role in our health. Its function is help digest our food, being the first stage, it is the most important stage in breaking down our food and introducing the digestive fluids, way before we swallow. Meaning, if you have stomach issues, (which of course I do) then this is the first step in helping get on top of them. Chew your food. Our tongues are suppose to rest 90% of the time flat on the roof of our mouths, if you always have your mouth open, or breath through your mouth, the tongue is not doing what it is supposed to be doing. If you sleep with your mouth open, you are blocking the airways in your throat and causing sleep issues. Which then cause not only sleep deprivation, but hormone imbalance. My tongue doesn’t rest on the roof of my mouth because I have a case of cleft palate. This is common in today’s world, perhaps because a baby is born to nurse, and the mouth shape is like an A frame, and then it is supposed to flatten out as we age. Maybe by bottle feeding or who knows what the cause is, the mouth and jaw line doesn’t form properly, therefore causing the need for braces, even creating grinding the teeth and difficulty pronouncing words and hearing words correctly. (pubmed.gov.) She told me that there are a series of exercises that can help reform the mouth and jawline, and it makes an amazing visual difference.
Gosh, all of this was a lot to take in, but wait there’s more! Dr. Taylor continued to show me off of my digital x-rays, that my mouth had been grinding for a very long time, and it has worn off the hinge part of the right side of my jaw. So where my mouth opens and closes, one side of the “hinge part” is worn down. The other side not so bad. It is amazing that I don’t feel any pain in that area. Then she pushed on them and I felt a shock wave – and oh, gosh.
It is amazing how we get so accustomed to our bodies and don’t notice what is going on. How much pain we are in, and what it is doing to our minds, our health and happiness. I am a complete dork when it comes to paying attention to my body. This is not an easy thing for me to do, taking care of myself like this and then even sharing. I hope that through this discovery, I will find my brain and heart again, and find joy in life! Don’t get me wrong, I am so lucky and feel so blessed. But I know I am not all there, and I want to give all of me to the world.
so I invite you to follow me, facebook live from time to time and I will post my notes here on my blog as I go through this journey. I promise it won’t be graphic! Here is what I will need to get done:
(none of this is covered by MY health insurance, but some health insurance companies do)
- Before we get started on any dental work – she wants me to take a sleep test.
- Visit with a natural path doctor,
- to get Vit C IV treatments scheduled right before each dental appointment where the fillings will be removed. These are for helping remove the toxins in the body. Intravenous Vitamin C in large doses is a chelator of mercury, instead of internal pills that can’t be taken in large doses.
- Get blood work done to see the level of toxicity I have in my body.
- have a plan for other detox treatments such as
- oil pulling
- colon cleanses
- infrared sauna
- rest / diet
- Remove all 10 fillings; this will be done in 4-5 appointments
- remove root canal and then get fitted for a bridge
The removal of mercury amalgam silver fillings can pose some risks if not done properly. Some of the potential dangers include:
- Mercury vapor exposure: Mercury is released as a vapor when amalgam fillings are drilled or removed, and inhalation of mercury vapor can be harmful to human health, particularly for individuals who are sensitive to mercury or have preexisting health conditions.
- Ingestion of mercury: If the filling is not removed carefully, mercury particles may be ingested, causing toxic effects in the body.
- Exposure to other toxic substances: The process of removing mercury amalgam fillings may involve the use of other toxic substances such as burs, dental drills, and polishing agents that can also pose a risk to health if not handled properly.
- Damage to teeth: Removing a filling may damage the tooth structure, causing sensitivity or even requiring further dental work.
- Risk of infection: There is a small risk of infection during the removal process if the area is not properly sterilized or if the dentist does not follow proper infection control procedures.
To minimize the risks associated with mercury amalgam removal, it is important to choose a dentist who is experienced in the procedure and who follows the proper safety protocols. Dentists may also use additional protective measures such as a rubber dam or a high-volume suction device to minimize mercury exposure. Additionally, individuals who are considering having their amalgam fillings removed should consult with their healthcare provider to determine if they are at risk for mercury toxicity and whether removal is appropriate for their individual health situation.