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<p>Has anyone had these removed? If so, was it covered by your dental plan? Does anyone know of a dentist around Corvallis, Oregon who removes these types of fillings?</p>
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<p>I am in the process, but one at a time. If you need to replace a filling because there is new decay, etc, they cover it. Just to do it, probably not. Then it's elective. I'm mostly going slowly because I'm nursing and do not want to remove them unless necessary until I'm done.</p>
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<p>Sorry, can't help with the Oregon part. <span><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>As my composites I had put in as a kid/teen needed replacing (they need replacing about every 5-10 years), I had amalgams put in.  Haven't had to deal with them in 10-15 years and don't expect to have to deal with them again for about 40-50 years, if ever.</p>
 

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<p>Insurance paid for my amalgam removal and composite replacements. :) The fillings have an expected life of 5-10 years, so insurance <em>expects</em> them to be replaced every so often.</p>
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<p>I had it done by a "regular" dentist. He used a dental dam during the procedures and everything went fine.</p>
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<p>Good for you in getting your mercury out! </p>
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<p>Here is a link of mercury free DDS's.  There are a few in Oregon... you may need to travel a bit!  We had people travel from all over the country to come to our office.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.iaomt.org/patients/results.aspx?stateProv=Oregon" target="_blank">http://www.iaomt.org/patients/results.aspx?stateProv=Oregon</a></p>
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<p>Depending on how long your amalgam has been in.. you can have them replaced if they are failing... which most always do since amalgam spreads/enlarges over time and fractures teeth.  Most insuance will replace after 7-10 years.  Your dental office can word it as they were failing and if your insurance won't pay for a composite (say for a posterior tooth) they can bill a amalgam and you just pay the difference. </p>
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<p>There is still risk with most composite materials due to chems/BPA/estrogen...  so do your research!  My boss,  pre-DS (holistic dentist) used a product called Grandio for composites.</p>
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<p>It is essential to find a DDS that will use more than a dental dam for mercury removal...  my boss used oxygen and gave patients charcoal to reduce the risk of off gassing.  He and our assistants would wear respirators to protect themselves.</p>
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<p>IAOMT is a fabulous asso for DDS's that believe in mercury free!</p>
 

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<p>Hey! Just wanted to say I'm in the processs right now. Insurance is covering them since every tooth with them had new decay, so they had to be removed anyway. I've heard great things about those on iaomt.com but for me there were only two in the state and the closest one was is in the most expensive part of the entire area, so I didn't bother since I figured he probably would be way above and beyond what my insurance would pay. So I'm doing it the crappy way w/ people who don't know any better, but at least it's getting done, I could never afford the good way of getting them removed. I know I need to start looking into chelating.... in my spare time *sigh*</p>
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<p>Oh and FWIW - I got three done last week (one the dmas temporary filled w/ amalgam even tho I told him I didn't want any amalgam... argh) Anyway, the fresh amalagam and another old one will be taken out this week, then in January I have two more that will be removed.</p>
 
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