9. Dental Toxicity Tests And Scans

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What Tests Are Available For Dental Toxicity?

Part 2 Of 2

This is Post 9.

Elemental /Inorganic Mercury Toxicity, Palladium And Nickel Toxicity

Tests included

  • Private Clinic Toxicity Blood Tests
  • Private Clinic Thyroid Blood Tests
  • Private Clinic Ultrasound Diagnostic Scans
  • Saliva Tests 
  • Urine Blood Tests
  • X Rays
  • Retinal Scans
  • Summary

Environmental 16 Metals Blood Test provided 16 metals toxicity information. A patient referral is required from an approved clinician


Having been left undiagnosed and misdiagnosed for years by the NHS clinicians at The Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, East Sussex, UK, after the patient had suffered a dangerous, unconsented surgical procedure under general anaesthesia in a daycare routine procedure, the procedure produced new symptoms within days.

It had become clear to the patient that there were two diseases causing symptoms, where the clinicians had dismissed one as ‘nonsense’, what is now known to have been Oral-Electro Galvanism.

No clinician had informed the patient they did not recognise the medical symptoms being presented, nor arranged appropriate appointments to consult with seniors or refer the patient. They provided inappropriate care plans, or not at all.

It was evident that this hospital and its clinicians were in a state of chaos and undermining patients’ health and their safety.

After years of misdiagnosis and being left undiagnosed for symptoms being presented, the patient called in their medical files only to find that a number of patient statements and consultations had been removed, patient statements altered, falsification of documents, statutory information removed, and other diseases known to the NHS clinicians not disclosed to the patient.

The patient sought private consultations and testing. (You can read about the symptoms and information that led up to private testing posts, Posts 2 – 7).

A consultation with a friendly NHS GP may provide you with an opportunity to be referred for specialised blood tests if you suspect toxicity. It is worth checking before commencing, whether the practitioner is willing to accept the test results from a non-NHS testing clinic, and trained to interpret the comprehensive results. NHS clinicians are trained in the NHS blood testing programmes but may be reluctant to consider other private clinical blood test results, sometimes even questioning CQC approved clinic results, who may have a better rating than the NHS service.

It may be left to you to find a suitable clinic and propose these tests initially.

Working with a Chiropractor, (please read the previous post, Post 8, Chiropratic – Medical Scans – Blood tests), the following tests were arranged over the pre-diagnosis period and chelation period.

Private Clinic Blood Tests

The Environmental 16 Metals Blood test

This test evaluated 16 well-known metals used in, and around, the everyday environment. The staff, thorough and friendly, and the clinic efficient and clean, CQC approved. The clinic turned the test results around in a matter of days.

Blood may be sent to them for testing from other approved UK clinics that may be located closer to your home if you didn’t live in or near to London.

The clinic provides useful and detailed website information about their large range of testing capabilities available.

The results were significant and directional, suggestive that the metals being tested for were over and on the public range and further research indicated those metals to be frequently used in dentistry.

Due to the high levels of mercury present in the bloodstream, and the many years that health had been declining, it was evident that this wasn’t the patient eating “a toxic prawn sandwich” as one untrained senior NHS clinician had tried to advise! (usually associated with methylmercury, a derivative of organic mercury, Read Post 23 Mercury Toxicity Derivatives).

The symptoms were the effect of chronic dental toxicity, later found confirmed in more specialist blood testing to be elemental/inorganic mercury, palladium and nickel in particularly, dental ingestion where the toxic vapour had over nine years been able to deposit the elemental/inorganic mercury deep into the bones as well as organs and tissues around the body.

A chelation programme was put in place immediately. 

Take Note – Take into consideration that public ranges are set notoriously high, whatever the organisation is testing and it may be advisable to take two tests without altering your lifestyle with a gap of a couple of weeks in between tests if you can. This will give you a more complete overview of the test results.

However, dangerous metals such as mercury need to be chelated immediately. It is also advisable to use one clinic, where possible, repeatably which then provides stability and clarity in recording test results over a period of time.

The Environmental 16 Metals Blood test

Read post 23 which explains the 3 main groups of mercury.

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23. Mercury Toxicity Derivatives

23. What is the difference between Elemental, Inorganic or Organic Mercury Toxicity? Acute or Chronic Mercury Toxicity? Symptoms presented are different, chelation processes differ. Read more. Toxic Health blog. toxichealth.co.uk

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Metal Detection Tests

The patient had informed NHS clinicians for years that the oral cavity was suspected as the root cause, even suggesting the problem to be located in the LR jaw region as far back as 2010, a year after the surgical unconsented accident, to the clinicians at the Oral & Maxillofacial outpatients department.

Results of metal detection tests that the patient had organised taken with quality handheld metal detectors, pinpointed the exact location of the toxicity, the centre of interest.

At one consultation, NHS clinicians ignored this important information, where one clinician even stated “metal detectors don’t work!”. That clinician had clearly forgotten that the hospital had taken delivery of numerous metal detectors being used in their A&E detecting metal such as children frequently swallowing batteries!

The metal detection tests of the facial region proved to be right, pinpointing the actual ‘problem’ tooth and when that dental restoration was removed, the metal detector tests moved their finding, immediately to pinpointing the next highest recording in the oral cavity, being the highest leeching mercury amalgam of four, recorded as leeching mercury more than 5 times the normal public range permitted levels.

More Private Clinic Blood Tests

The Melisa® Test

With this new evidence of the 16 metals blood test toxicity, and the pinpointing of the problem by metal detectors and Medical Imaging Thermal Scan reports, the patient in consultation with the Chiropractor underwent more specialised dental ingestion tests including the Melisa® test.

The Melisa® test is one of the safest and specific dental ingestion tests than other tests available and can differentiate between an allergic reaction to inorganic or metallic (also known as elemental or quicksilver) mercury from dental amalgams.

The Melissa® test is specific to the patient’s individual needs and tests for those metals associated with their particular elected dental works. 

The test was for the metals associated with mercury amalgams, and a gold and palladium fused to metal crown restoration, which had always been the suspect of long-term health problems.

Blood was taken in London at the CQC approved, BioLab clinic, numerous test tubes of blood were provided and the Melissa® test results were delivered from European testing in Germany, within 2 weeks, and where blood had been tested twice providing a balanced test result.

As anticipated, the results provided suggestive information that the ingested mercury vapour was inorganic mercury used in dentistry, recorded at the highest levels, also highest levels of nickel and palladium. There was the presence of other metals tested for including gold and other minor metals. 

  • Interestingly, the organisation offer a quick symptom check test on their website, which is useful and enlightening to anyone concerned they may have dental toxicity.

To have completeness in testing, the same London clinic was used for regular blood testing providing a patient history.

Consultations with senior NHS toxicologists eventually admitted 

  • They were not trained in chronic dental ingestion procedures (and were not aware of the Melisa® test).
  • At the time of writing, the NHS do not offer a similar test to Melisa® in NHS establishments.
  • There appears to be no NHS protocol in place for testing and treating chronic dental ingestion patients caused by an unknown accident to the face.
  • Toxicology clinicians are trained in acute mercury toxicity, where the acident is known/ known substance.
  • Acute inorganic mercury toxicity and chronic dental ingestion mercury toxicity require different chelation methods.

Quicksilver Scientific® blood tests

The well-known USA-based global test for a selected range of metals, including their tri-tests, of hair, blood and urine analysis used to test for mercury.

A test was taken, part of the way through the chelation detoxifying. The test results did take longer than expected to be returned from the USA, indicating similar results to those from the UK, the Environmental 16 Metal Blood test and urine test results, that were already available.

In retrospect, this test would have been more helpful if taken immediately when toxicity was suspected. The results bear little help after a chelation process is underway as it provides results only as good as that day of testing, what is recorded in the patients’ bloodstream, the environment the patient has been in, and what the patient is managing to excrete.

This test provides little scientific value of measurement when taken later through the chelation process.

C-Reactive Protein blood tests 

A test for inflammation, severity and response to treatment during the chelation programme. Results were suggestive to be in the normal public range tested after the dental root treatment, crown and amalgams had been removed from the mouth.

NHS Ultrasound Scan Testing

Ultrasound diagnostic scan 

An Ultrasound diagnostic scan was taken to support the surgical procedure, during 2009. The positive scan results were never provided to the patient, to make an informed decision about a pending surgical procedure, and the results were never provided to the patient GP by the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, UK, Oral and Maxillofacial Department.

A later referral to the specialised Ears, Nose and Throat (ENT) department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, failed to inform the patient that medical files had clearly, for years, indicated suggestive causes of disease with this visual supporting scan evidence, and unbelievably this department continued to confirm to the patients’ GP there was nothing “to worry about”.

All departments at The Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton Sussex, UK, during the entire time the patent was in their care failed to organise precautionary blood and urine tests with the exception of one clinician who did organise blood tests but failed to organise the retesting for cancer, HIV, Leukaemia and thyroiditis, where the pathology department flagged up their concerns of the initial blood test results provided, which were below acceptable public range levels.

Again, this was another serious opportunity that was missed by these clinicians to put right some of the declining patient’s health, leaving the patient for 4 more years being severely poisoned and high-risk to cancer.

After numerous poor consultations with various NHS departments, requests for the patient’s medical files were made from the Data Protection department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, UK.

The medical files and a CD ROM provided from the Data Protection request presented evidence of the scan results taken in 2009, suggestive that clinicians surprisingly had always known that the patient had been suffering from a potentially life-threatening disease and failed shockingly, to disclose this dangerous condition which was seriously worsened by the elemental/inorganic mercury toxicity.

You Can Read about this in post 2. Medical Accident and Loss of NHS Patient Records

Private Clinic Ultrasound Diagnostic Scan Testing

Private scans 

Organised by clinical referral to recheck those provided by the untrustworthy, and quite frankly, bungling, The Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, Sussex. The scans confirmed the NHS clinicians always knew of the patient’s disease and had always withheld this information from the patient and GP.

Hypersalivation testing

Symptoms of hypersalivation, notoriously linked to mercury toxicity, of constant drooling of saliva from the mouth, was experienced over a period of months, as the disease worsened, which was particularly further noted after the removal of the gold and palladium fused to metal-ceramic crown restoration and to the now unmitigated, constant exposure to severe leaching of the mercury amalgams.

An Ultrasound diagnostic scan was taken of this different area, the carotid arteries, being a safe non-evasive way to keep visual check of the oral cavity and throat regions, highly vulnerable to cancer. Something, again, the NHS never tested.

A whole range of Ultrasound scans are available and can be arranged privately by self-referral and clinics available up and down the UK.

Private Clinic Thyroid Blood Tests 

London blood testing clinic for Thyroid testing.

Further testing was undertaken during the start of the chelation period for FT4, FT3, TSH, also Anti-thyroglobulin (monitors treatment of some types of thyroid cancer, and to look for cancer) and Anti-thyroperoxidase blood tests, (the presence of TPO antibodies in blood which suggests that the cause of thyroid disease is an autoimmune disorder, such as Hashimoto’s disease or Graves’ disease), which NHS GP’s do not routinely test for.

The NHS never tested for thyroiditis despite scans showing evidence of the disease which they never disclosed to the patient.

At the start of chelation, Anti thyroglobulin blood tests were recorded dangerously high at 1000% over the public range.

These levels were decreased to 750% during the first year of chelation.

At the start of chelation, Anti-thyroid peroxidase blood tests were also recorded dangerously high, as being more than 500% over the public range.

These levels decreased by being reduced to 100% over the public range during the first year of chelation.


The process by which a molecule encircles and binds to a metal and removes it from tissue.

Mentioned in: Heavy Metal Poisoning Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Once the diagnosis had been established, chelation was underway which helped to decrease hypothyroidism to a manageable and more normal level, with the start of the removal of toxins from the body, with the aid of using the natural chelation process outlined in further posts on this website. (Read more Chelation Posts 13-18). Chelation is likely to be continued for many years.

You may like to read Environmental toxins harm the thyroid. Kresser Institute Published on September 6, 2017. Lots of good tips for patients about chelation.

Saliva Tests

Saliva was never monitored by the NHS when complaining of constant oral cavity problems, even by the Oral and Maxillofacial Department at The Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, UK.

Saliva can easily be monitored from home, with unsophisticated simple PH sticks, which in this case recorded extremely low levels, below 4.5PH, cancer level, for some time, prior to diagnosis, being a further endorsement of the toxicity problems.

After the initial blood tests and scans, then the dental works removing the ‘problematic’ LR dental restoration and amalgams (aka mercury) from the oral cavity, being replaced with bio-compatible materials, coupled with the special chelation organic diet being consumed, (you can read about this in future posts 13-18), saliva results steadily improved, over months and years and finally recorded a satisfactory 6.75PH – 7.00PH although this took more than three years to achieve from the day of diagnosis, one and a half years from the completion of dental works and where the patient relied upon the chelation programme. Nothing was a “quick fix” when chelating.

Sticks are available from a number of medical online stores and can provide a simple general overview of oral acidity.

Take into consideration the previous 24 hours consumption of any acidic/alkaline foods and beverages. Taking and charting home tests for a period of time can be highly recommended.

Urine Tests

No urine tests were taken prior to diagnosis by any NHS clinician.

The macroscopic urinalysis (to you and me, the visible colour of urine), presented suggested liver disease prior to the first 16 Metals blood tests and chelation, yet not one NHS clinician bothered to organise urine tests despite presenting a range of symptoms located in the oral cavity, head, legs and moving around the body, even to toes. However, no one could have been left in doubt by the sheer colour of the urine that there was the possibility of liver disease, but the NHS didn’t bother to test.

Elemental mercury toxicity (also known as quicksilver and metallic mercury), (read post 23 which explains the derivatives) specifically attacks organs, tissues and quickly rests in bones which makes chelation a long process over years to pick out the deep, buried mercury resting in the bones.

The medical paper Mercury Toxicity and Treatment: A Review of the Literature https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3253456/ Robin A. Bernhoft  2011, provides the reader with information as to where the mercury derivatives distribute around the body.

Urine Elements 18 Metals test 

Private clinic tests at Biolab, London, provided urine test results, undertaken after diagnosis, after six weeks of the chelation programme in place, confirming that 18 metals tested including mercury, nickel, manganese and cobalt (all dentistry related metals) were satisfactorily being detected passing out in the urine. Palladium testing was not available.


At the start of dental consultations with new dentists, low dosage 360° X-Rays were taken of the oral cavity, providing an up-to-date historical reference.

Retinal Scans

Both mercury and palladium are notorious for affecting the eyes and tests were carried out within two weeks of diagnosis by the local optician who had the patient’s historical testing data.

The retinal photographic scans provided evidence that the eyes were suffering from a number of unexplained dark spots and unexplained flare-ups. The scans taken behind the eyes, and appear to you and me, as left and right large orange blobs on computer screens. The scans actually looked like a rocky moon landscape, with lots of blacks and dark red areas and spots.

Eye tests were arranged half-yearly for the next year and a half, to monitor improvement during the chelation period. Nothing much changed recorded on those next scans.

After four years of chelation, the eye tests had successfully improved when tests were taken, the scans showed very smooth orange colour retinal pictures with no dark spots now remaining or other unexplained problems.

It provided the visual evidence that the chelation programme was working, where it was likely that the toxicity was being removed successfully from the organs and tissues in the body which left elemental/inorganic mercury remaining in the bones, having been deposited for over nine years before diagnosis.

However, the eyes do not escape from the effects of severe ‘eye burning’ symptoms. This is disappointing and is often credited as the effects of palladium toxicity which clinicians, globally, currently have no means of providing proven ways to remove from the body. These symptoms have not improved, now into the sixth year of chelation.

There still remain intense periods of prolonged eye twitching, sore eyes and pain particularly just above the eyes and ‘sparkly’ eye-burning intensity of the eyelids. This particularly occurs during the night when eyelids are fully extended, waking the patient during the night because of its intensity, and first thing in the morning. One wants to continually rub the eyes, but this could cause detached retinas.

The eyes sometimes lose focus when working, where papers in front of the patient become hazy and blurred. The patient has to stop everything and has found by immediately taking Vitamin C and a couple of brazil nuts, loaded with 100% selenium mineral that this action seems to move this symptom away from the eyes speedily, rather than allowing it to take its course slowly.

This also highlights the problem of elemental/inorganic mercury where it is constantly being redeposited around the body by the bloodstream, causing symptoms 24/7, in no particular recognised location or with any specific regularity.


The NHS failed to provide any information suggesting they could test elemental (also known as quicksilver, metallic) /inorganic mercury, along with other associated toxic dental metals.

Research and discussions with senior clinicians reveal little evidence that the NHS blood testing facilities have availability for testing elemental/inorganic mercury, palladium, and nickel chronic dental toxicity.

Private clinics were researched, chosen carefully, and used continuously, so as to provide historic consistency in results.

The patient obtained copies of the testing through their referral clinician. This was usually without charge and immediate.

Safe easy to use Medical Thermal Imaging non-invasive scans provided visual blood patterns. Read about this in the previous post, Post 8.

A GP or doctor referral is not necessary for having these scans. UK NHS GP’s and doctors are currently untrained to recognise and use this important service in their diagnosis. Reports provided are easy to understand although GPs and NHS clinicians may refuse to accept the information provided.


You may like to read posts in numbered order for completeness. This is post 9. Information about Chiropractors and thermal imaging from a previous post, (post 8, as above). The next post provides information about the important role holistic dentists play in removing elemental mercury from the oral cavity, post 10.

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10. Holistic Dentists

10. How holistic dentists remove elemental mercury ‘silver’ amalgam fillings, procedures and after-care, helping to reduce Oral-Electro galvanism and severe toxicity. Read more. toxichealth.co.uk

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Finding the toxicity symptoms after 9 years of life-threatening declining poor health.

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