Dentists who remove amalgam fillings?? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 11-06-2008, 07:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
lmj928's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have recently learned the dangers of amalgam fillings. Unfortunately, I have a mouth full of them (16 teeth) and I am breastfeeding my almost 1 yr old son and probably poisoning him as well. The only way to fix this is to get them removed, but I guess it is hard to find a dentist who will agree to do this and do it properly. Does anyone happen to know of someone like this? I'm in Brooklyn Park, MN but willing to drive a bit to find someone... thanks so much.
lmj928 is offline  
#2 of 7 Old 11-06-2008, 10:39 PM
 
CCChanel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 843
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just dealt with this same problem a few weeks ago. But I only had two tiny shallow fillings and the dentist could drill around them without 'nicking' them and popped them right out.

My advice is to leave them until your DC is done bfing....

Are you having any pain from them? Then you might have to deal with it sooner.

If you do a search here on this forum 'amalgam' a few dentists will come up for the twin cities area.... go in for a consult and see what they say. GL!
CCChanel is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 11-07-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Ophelia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: MinneSNOWta
Posts: 2,445
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Can't give you specific advice on which dentist, but yes I would wait until you are done BF. More mercury is released when they are fiddled with, than when they are left alone. You could have your baby tested also, but I think there are certain ways you have to test for mercury (a DAN! doc might know more about this than a regular doc).

I asked about the same thing at my last appointment, and they discouraged me from doing it, the hygenist said she got a non-mercury filling and it cracked and didn't last as long. I only have about 5 fillings, but wonder if they are causing problems. I didn't have asthma problems until after I got the first 4 (but I was also vaxed and FF as a baby). AND the original 4 have already been replaced once which means even more mercury release.

At least I know better now and if DS gets cavities I'm insisting on non-mercury.

You would think with all the technology these days, they could find something non-toxic that works just as good.

DS 2006 nocirc.gif DiaperFreeBaby angel1.gif March 2010, DD 2011

Ophelia is offline  
#4 of 7 Old 11-11-2008, 12:33 PM
 
lauriem33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Western WI
Posts: 596
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yes, wait till done BF but check out Dr. Laughlin in River Falls at http://www.healthcentereddentistry.com/index.htm

read.gif mama to 2 dust.gifhomeschool.giftreehugger.gifsaynovax.gifRainbow.gif
lauriem33 is offline  
#5 of 7 Old 11-13-2008, 10:10 PM
 
aylaelise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tooth by the Lake in Hopkins.....love them

toothbythelake.net

mercury free health centered dentistry!!!
aylaelise is offline  
#6 of 7 Old 11-28-2008, 02:38 PM
 
AmyMN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: pro-community in Bloomington, MN
Posts: 1,058
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Contact Leo for a list of mercury-free dentists:

Leo Cashman, DAMS Coordinator
DAMS
1079 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
websites: www.dams.cc and www.amalgam.org
651-222-6760 or 800-311-6265

About Leo and DAMS:
For over 8 years, he has been the manager of DAMS, Intl., a non-profit organization that educates the public on dental amalgam mercury fillings and other ways dentistry may affect out health. He's the editor of the DAMS newsletter and writes and speaks on the dental-health connection. Leo has degrees in physics and mathematics.
AmyMN is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 12-06-2008, 01:47 PM
 
alli437's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just curious...

What substance do dentists use for fillings now?
alli437 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off