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I have two teeth with old mercury amalgam fillings that are apinful to hot and cold. I have been putting off dealing with them bc I have been pregnant or nursing. I have an 8 wk old baby now, and am tandum nursing.<br>
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1) can I just have the fillings temporarily filled with composite on top of the old fillings until later?<br>
2) Is it at all safe to replace old amalgam fillings while nursing?<br>
3) Is the mercury being released right now since i am having pain probably due to another cavity or the old fillings being unsealed?<br><br>
Thank you so much for your time-
 

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I have the exact same thing happening...When I asked, Smilemomma directed me to this thread...<a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/sh...&threadid=12224" target="_blank">http://mothering.com/discussions/sh...&threadid=12224</a><br><br>
1)I don't think it is possible to put composite over the amalgam. Composite is much more involved-many steps to get it in place included preparing the existing tooth. You wouldn't want to be "preparing" the amalgam. Maybe a sealant tho...?<br>
2)Smilemomma talks about this somewhere...did you try a search? I believe that she said that she prefers to not take chances and to wait...<br>
3)From what I understand, some mercury is always being released just as it sits there...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Thank you. I'll check out the other thread. Ahhhh, Kauai.................<br>
wish I were there!
 

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Smilemomma- if you are out there- i desperately need help. I am in pain with my two teeth that have old fillings in them and need to know what to do- the dentists here are clueless about mercury and each day that passes, things are egtting worse. PLEASE tell me what i shoulddo- can i just get a sealant put on for now? what type is safe? I chescked out the thread above but it did not work. HELP!!!!! thx!
 

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You might want to pm Smilemomma. She's laying low these days healing herself. In the meantime, try this thread and click on Smilemomma's link in her post. <a href="http://216.92.20.151/discussions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=71105" target="_blank">http://216.92.20.151/discussions/sho...threadid=71105</a>
 
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