I found some information online reguarding Amalgam
Dental Hg exposure during the removal procedure might not be such a concern?
Apparentely when Amalgam
fillings are first put in a persons mouth the body obsorbs most of the Hg after 5-10 years, meaning after 10 years fillings may only contain 8 percent hg. Where did it all go?
Into you of course mainly the Kidneys and brain.
Some agree that an Amalgam
falls out when there is no more Hg left in it? ( as Mercury acts kind of like a glue.)
Some also say that after 25 years (if they survive that long.) that they may have only 4 percent to 0 percent Hg. So there appears to be a drastic decline in the escaping of Hg after a decade of them being in, where as the first 10 years is rapid escape of Hg.
The theory is that if you have your Amalgams
removed 20- 25 years after placement that the Hg exposure from the removal procedure is not a big concern.
But imagine having 5 year old ones replaced , That would be dangerous indeed as alot of Hg is still contained in them making protection a vital issue.
So maybe all the dillema about Dentists and patients being sick after exposure to Hg denotes young fillings being removed? , or does it?
Is it still dangerous to remove a very old filling?
Apparantely reguardless of whether or not a person is exposed to Hg during the removal or not a natural rise is detected in the blood for 2 months after removal.
After 2 months the blood Hg level is said to move back to or near the original level before removal.
Why is this? Well a Swedish study has confirmed this and relates it to a balance in the body.
Imagine our body represnts a bucket of water that is balanced with a steady level of Hg. If we remove fillings the balance of that bucket is disturbed. Now this corresponds to a blood rise in Hg due to imbalance.
But the real situation is a decline in Hg as the fillings are gone and can't seep anymore Hg into the bucket.
But none the less this always shows as an increase in Blood Hg. This can explain why some people feel crap immediately and up to two months after removal.
So in closing It is still of paramount importance to take precautions when removing Mercury fillings. But the actual Hg symptoms from removal most likely eminate from the imbalance of Hg that corrects back to base levels after about 2 months.
One last important tip please obey Dr Hal Huggins as he pioneered Safe Amalgam Removal.