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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Dental Amalgam

12/02/2010

Question:

Illnesses from absorption of dental amalgam?

Answer:

Other than one study done years ago and never duplicated, there are no illnesses associated with absorption of dental amalgam. There is mercury in the fillings, but it is not released once the filling is done.

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Response by:

Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University