How Does Mercury Amalgam Removal Impact Health?

by | Jun 14, 2017 | Mercury / Dental Amalgam | 1 comment

The impact of amalgam removal and detox is different for everyone. Some people experience quick improvement; others need months or more to fully recover from decades-long exposure to mercury.

The experiences are different because people are different.

Still, amalgam removal can bring considerable improvements even in the relatively short term. After all, you’ve removed a constant source of toxic exposure. No amalgams means no more release of mercury vapor to be inhaled.

Our patients can tell the tale. Consider the experience of Connie, a woman in her late 40s who began her amalgam removal journey a couple years ago:

Within two weeks of having the first quadrant done, my mother noticed I was not clearing my throat as much as usual. I experienced almost immediately a lessening of my allergies. I’m not blowing my nose as much. I have not taken any antihistamines every day like I used to. The left side of the base of my head was less sore, even the day of the removal. My left temple was sore. There was a significant reduction in the amount of mucus my sinuses usually secrete. Then about two weeks ago, I realized that I hadn’t had to take something for a headache for at least a week!

There has rarely been a day in the last 10 years that I have taken Tylenol, Ibuprofen, aspirin, etc., for the daily headache I used to experience. In fact, that is why I have to rotate the remedies. I guess I build up a tolerance to them over extended use. All these changes have happened over the last 4 months. I am looking forward to the next round, when all the mercury is gone.

Then there’s Susan, a woman in her mid-50s who had her mercury fillings safely removed (safety is key!) and replaced with biocompatible restorations:

Life has improved so much that it is hard to remember what it was like before.

I still need 8-9 hours of sleep most nights, but I no longer need a 2-3 hour nap every day – I no longer need 20 minute cat naps every couple of hours. I go weeks without headaches instead of days. I can focus and retain much more information I don’t catch every cold I’m exposed to – I haven’t had any bronchial infections or yeast infections – they were chronic before.

As I approach my sixties I definitely feel better than I did in my thirties.

Experiences like these are confirmed by scientific research that has consistently shown that health complaints improve after amalgam removal. One of the most recent studies was published earlier this year in Acta Ondontologica Scandinavica. In this case, 20 patients had their amalgams removed and were followed for five years. The result?

Removal of amalgam restorations was followed by a long term reduction of general health complaints, which was associated with mercury concentration in urine before amalgam removal.

This matches what we’ve seen clinically for years.

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