What is Mercury amalgam fillings removed?

Category: Procedures

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Due to the known toxicity of mercury it has been suggested that dental fillings containing mercury are unsafe and should be removed. In ALS there have been no long-term studies to suggest the fillings are harmful, nor that removal has any beneficial health effects.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 43 7
General health 27 7
Multiple sclerosis 5 1
Heavy metal toxicity 3 1
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 2 1
Primary lateral sclerosis 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mercury amalgam fillings removed

Side effect Patients
Itching 1
Pain 1
Stiffness/spasticity 1
Toothache 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Mercury amalgam fillings removed

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
one time 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 6
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4 patient evaluations for Mercury amalgam fillings removed

Oct 12, 2016 (Started Sep 21, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I feel this is absolutely essential for all ALS suffers. I feel better knowing my body is no longer keeping such a toxic substance.

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 19, 2009 (Started Feb 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Nov 30, 2006 (Started Nov 14, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage:
Advice & Tips: Not sorry I did it but can not say it did anything for ALS $2500

  • 0 helpful marks
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