I’m going to a new dentist because mine retired and he is not too thrilled about my amalgam fillings. He feels because of the mercury they need to be removed. Is that necessary?
Marcus G. – Little Rock, AR
It really depends on the situation. If your fillings are older and degrading, then it will be better for you in the long run if you replace them with composite fillings. Otherwise the mercury will start leaking.
If they’re in good shape, then it is not necessary. If you do decide to remove them, make sure your dentist has a rubber dam. You want to be able to hold off any mercury vapors.
Almost any mercury free dentist should be able to ensure a sanitary amalgam filling removal.
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