9. Dental Toxicity Tests And Scans

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\\\ Tests And Scans

What Tests Are Available For Discovering Dental Toxicity? – Read Posts 8 and 9.

This is Post 9.

Elemental /Inorganic Mercury Toxicity, Palladium And Nickel Toxicity

Tests included

  • Private Clinic Toxicity Blood Tests
  • Private Clinic Thyroid Tests
  • Private Clinic Ultrasound Diagnostic Scans
  • Saliva Tests 
  • Urine 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 mis-diagnosed 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 anesthesia in a day care routine procedure which produced new symptoms just days after, the patient called in their medical files only to find that 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.

It was evident that this hospital and its clinicians were in a state of chaos and undermining patients health. The patient sought private consultations and testing. (Read about the symptoms and information that led up to private testing posts 2 – 7).

Previous Post POST 8 Chiropractic and Medical Scans helping to discover Dental Toxicity

TOXIC HEALTH CO.UK Medical Thermal Imaging scan before diagnosis and treatment

8. Chiropractic And Medical Scans

8. How a Chiropractor, Digital Medical Thermal Imaging Scans and Environmental Metal Blood testing, a trained NHS and private practice Oral Maxillofacial/Dentist consultant aided diagnosis. Read more …

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.

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 capacity available.

The results were significant and directional, suggestive that the metals recorded over 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. This was the effect of chronic mercury toxicity, later found confirmed in more specialist testing to be elemental/inorganic dental ingestion where the toxic vapour had over nine years deposited 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 consideration that public ranges are set notoriously high, whatever the organisation 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 repeatably which then provides clarity in recording test results over period of time.

The Melisa® Test

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 due to the comprehensive metal detection tests that were frequently being recorded pinpointing this exact location.

At one consultation, NHS clinicians ignored this important information, where one clinician even stated “metal detectors don’t work!”.

The metal detection tests of that region proved to be right, pinpointing the actual ‘problem’ tooth, and the NHS clinicians wrong.

With this new evidence of metal blood toxicity testing, by the 16 Metals Blood Test, and the pinpointing of the problem are 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.

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

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23. Different Types Of Mercury Toxicity

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

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 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, seemingly not chronic elemental/inorganic mercury caused by chronic severe dental ingestion, likewise A&E and Oral and Maxillofacial NHS consultants.
  • 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 dental toxicity was suspected possibly the same time as the first 16 metals blood test was taken, than taken at a later date whilst in chelation. It really 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 taken 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 And Blood 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 never provided to the patients 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 my 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, another serious opportunity was missed by these clinicians to put right the 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 patients medical files were made from the Data Protection department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, UK.

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

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

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 patients disease and had always withheld this information to 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.

A 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.

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 was never disclosed to the patient.

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

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

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

These levels decreased 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

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. Chelation is likely to be continued for many years, keeping toxicity levels down, however, when the patient reduces levels of chelation, within a matter of weeks, severe symptoms re-emerge.

You may like to read Environmental toxins harm the thyroid. Kresser Institute.

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 the use of simple PH sticks, which in this case recorded extremely low levels, below 4.5PH, cancer level, for some time, prior to diagnosis.

After the initial blood tests and removal of the ‘problematic’ LR dental restoration and amalgams 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 13-19), saliva results steadily improved, to record a satisfactory 6.75PH – 7.00PH although this took more than 1 1/2 years to achieve after completion of dentistry. This again, did not resolve health issues ‘overnight’.

Sticks are available from a number of medical online stores and can provide a simple general overview of oral acidity, bearing in mind the previous 24 hours consumption of any acidic/alkalie 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, possibly because they had no idea due to the failings of training in elemental/inorganic toxicity nor the NHS have the appropriate toxicity tests available. However, no one could have been left in doubt by the sheer colour of the urine that there was possibility of liver disease, but the NHS didn’t bother to test.

Elemental mercury toxicity (also known as quicksilver and metallic mercury) 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.

Urine Elements 18 Metals test 

Private clinic tests at Biolab, London, provided urine test results, undertaken after six weeks of the chelation programme in place, confirmed 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 new dental consultations, 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 with a number of unexplained dark spots and unexplained flare-ups. The scans taken are of behind the eyes and appear, to you and me, as left and right large orange blobs on scans. The scans actually looked like a rocky moon landscape, with lots of black 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 visually 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 the 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 during nearly five years.

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 eye lids. This particularly occurs during the night when eye lids 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 loose 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; this action seems to move this symptom away from the eyes speedily rather than allowing it to take it’s course slowly through the blood stream. This highlights the problem of elemental/inorganic mercury where it is constantly being redeposited around the body by the blood stream, 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 for elemental (also known as quicksilver, metallic) /inorganic mercury, along with other associated toxic dental metals.

Research online provides little evidence that the NHS blood tests has availability for testing elemental/inorganic mercury, palladium and nickel chronic 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.

Medical Thermal Imaging non-invasive scans provided visual blood patterns. Read about this in the previous 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.

TOXIC HEALTH CO.UK Medical Thermal Imaging scan before diagnosis and treatment

8. Chiropractic And Medical Scans

8. How a Chiropractor, Digital Medical Thermal Imaging Scans and Environmental Metal Blood testing, a trained NHS and private practice Oral Maxillofacial/Dentist consultant aided diagnosis. Read more …

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Environmental 16 Metals, Melisa® and Quicksilver® blood tests will provide information about mercury toxicity. Referrals are required by an approved clinician.

A consultation with an NHS GP may provide you with an opportunity to be referred for specialised private blood tests but they may not be trained or willing to use the results to aid diagnosis.

Ultrasound diagnostic scans and thyroid testing are available through the NHS.

You may like to read posts in numbered order for completeness. This post 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 of 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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