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Am I sensitive to mercury amalgam fillings?

If you are concerned regarding your mercury amalgam fillings, then you can take this test to see if you “may” be sensitive.  We must advise that this test has previously been used as part of an FDA study into mercury sensitivities.  It is NOT a diagnosis and does not replace a proper consultation.

This Mercury Sensitivity Self-Test was part of a US FDA approved study to assess how body burden of mercury is determined, toxicity levels, etc.

It serves as an alert to clinicians when patients have scores of "Yes" in 5 or more of the 30 questions. It is recommended that such patients be referred to dentists with special knowledge of safe mercury silver amalgam removal and replacement.

There are 30 questions

Mercury Sensitivity Self-Test

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  1. Have you had sore gums (gingivitis) often over the years?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Have you had mental symptoms such as confusion or forgetfulness?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Has severe depression been a frequent problem?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Has ringing in the ears (tinnitus) been present?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Have TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems been a concern of yours?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Have you had unusual shakiness (tremors) of your hands or arms or twitching of other muscles?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Do you have "brown spots" or "age spots" under your eyes or elsewhere in the skin of your body?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Have you tended to have more colds, flu, and other examples of infectious diseases than "normal"?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Have you had food allergies or intolerances?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Have you been to many doctors for your health problems and they have usually said, "There is nothing wrong"?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Do you have numbness or burning sensations in your mouth or gums?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Do you have numbness or unexplained tingling in your arms or legs?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Have you developed difficulty in walking (ataxia) over the years?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Do you have 10 or more "silver" fillings?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Do you often have a "metallic" taste in your mouth?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Have you ever worked as a painter or in manufacturing/chemical or pesticide/fungicide factories (fungicides with methyl mercury ingredients) or in pulp/paper mills that used mercury?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Have you worked as a dentist, hygienist, or dental assistant?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Have you ever had Candida-Related Complex (CRC) or yeast infections (vagina, mouth, or GI tract)?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Do you have a lot of bad breath (halitosis) or white tongue (thrush)?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Have you frequently had low basal body axillary temperature (below 97.4 degrees Fahrenheit) over the years?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Do you have problems with constipation?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Do you have heart irregularities or a rapid pulse (tachycardia)?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Do you have unexplained arthritis in various joints?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Is it common for you to have a lot of mucus in your stools?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Do you have unidentified chest pains even after EDGs, X-ray and heart studies are normal?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Is your sleep poor or do you have frequent insomnia?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Have you had frequent kidney infections or do you have significant kidney problems?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Are you extremely fatigued much of the time and never seem to have enough energy?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Do you have irritability or dramatic changes in behavior?

Yes

No

No Answer

  1. Are you on antidepressants now or have you been in the past?

Yes

No

No Answer

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According to this test: If you answered yes to  5 or more questions you “may” be sensitive to mercury amalgam fillings

If you answered yes to 16 or more questions then you are more thank likely sensitive to mercury amalgam fillings.

Get in touch to find out more

 

 

What should I do if I think I am sensitive to Mercury amalgam fillings?

If you think you may be sensitive or have worries about your mercury amalgam fillings then please get in touch so we can explain what we do and why it’s different.

 

What questions should I ask a dentist when having them removed?

 

1: Do you follow the IOMT or higher standard protocol? Our protocol has additional safety steps.

2: Do you have an IQ air or similar mercury vapour evacuation system? We have both the IQ air and our air handling system has special filters in it too!

3: Do you use sealed Nitrile protective dam? We only use nitrile dam as latex dam allows mercury to pass through.

4: Do you rebuild the teeth with biocompatible non toxic materials?  We only use the most biocompatible dental ceramics available.

5: Do you offer pure clean air supplies?

6: Do you offer sedation for the treatment as I am nervous?

7: Do you still place mercury fillings?

            If they answer yes to number 7 then it shows that they may not take mercury amalgam filling removal as seriously as we do.

Find out more out safe amalgam filling removal.

 

What do other people say about the safety of Mercury amalgam fillings?

The World Health Organisation Mercury Studies

Whilst our profession has deemed that for the majority of patients’ mercury amalgam fillings appear safe, other medical bodies have formed a different opinion.

What is potentially dangerous about mercury amalgam fillings?

As mercury is a powerful neurotoxin it can cause neurological issues, autoimmune disease, chronic illnesses and mental disorders. This is the main reason why our dental clinic refuses to use mercury amalgam as it is unknown what quantity of mercury vapour in silver fillings can cause significant health risks. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that:

“Mercury is highly toxic, especially when metabolized into methyl mercury. It may be fatal if inhaled and harmful if absorbed through the skin. Around 80% of the inhaled mercury vapour is absorbed in the blood through the lungs. It may cause harmful effects to the nervous, digestive, respiratory, immune systems and to the kidneys, besides causing lung damage. Adverse health effects from mercury exposure can be tremors, impaired vision and hearing, paralysis, insomnia, emotional instability developmental deficits during fetal development, and attention deficit and developmental delays during childhood.”

The WHO (World Health Organization) have also reported that mercury from amalgam and laboratory devices accounts for 53% of total mercury emissions into our environment. In 2008, Scandinavian countries took action and banned the use of amalgam fillings for environmental and health reasons.

 

Are you ready to rid your mouth of Mercury for good?

Call or email the team today to book a consultation.

The easiest way to be mercury free is to take the first step and get in touch.

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