The Important Role of Holistic Dentists – Post 10
Amalgams known also as ‘silver fillings’ contain approximately 50% mercury and were present in the mouth.
It was essential to have these removed by professionals, who minimise the risk of further dental ingestion during removal, by following holistic protocols. NHS dental practitioners currently do not follow holistic protocols when removing amalgams.
Holistic dentists for example –
- – Prevent mercury inhalation by providing their patients with an oxygen mask.
- – Place a rubber dam barrier around the tooth to prevent mercury being swallowed.
- – Remove the filling carefully to minimise mercury ‘dust.’
- – Use powerful (‘high volume’) suction at all times.
- – Use a ‘scavenger’ to keep the air in the surgery clean throughout amalgam removal protocol.
Holistic dentists are usually members of the British Society for Mercury-Free Dentistry.
The Society website is available for those seeking assistance with biocompatible dental materials and treatment. A membership list is available for UK dental practitioners online.
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology is a global organisation for UK dental and health professionals looking to further safe biological dentistry and healthcare.
As a UK patient seeking holistic help, it was important to look for a dental practitioner who was members of accredited associations, a track record and CQC accredited.
Two interesting and lengthy consultations were undertaken, by practices based in the South East of England. Both were highly rated by patients and followed the necessary protocols.
One consultation provided an interesting Electro-galvanic Evaluation indicating the electro-conductivity of each of the amalgams which provides an indication of the amount of mercury vapour released from the fillings and to the possible systemic effects of “having a ‘battery’ in the mouth.”
The more experienced dentist, Dr Jeff Amos, had examples of varying patient dental treatments undertaken visually on the practice website and had more than 22 years of removing amalgams in Brighton, UK.
Safe Removal of Amalgams
Before Dr Amos could remove the amalgams, a troublesome two silver prong root canal treatment needed urgently removal from the oral cavity. This was a ‘fiddly’ procedure taking initially a couple of long appointments.
Amalgams located in three quadrants of the face were removed, along with some of the other mixed dentistry metals, being replaced with bio-compatible materials, over a series of appointments.
A small amount of tooth had to be extracted, a few months later, to accommodate a new crown that initially failed to stay in place, and a bridge was prepared and fitted. At this point, Dr Amos managed to fully remove the two silver metal prongs deeply embedded in the jaw, with success.
A much-reduced quantity of mixed metal still remains in the mouth today, for further removal at a later date.
Voltage Readings and Results
The removal of amalgams noticeably reduced the very high levels of Oral-Electro galvanism being experienced in the oral cavity, where no longer could gold, nickel, palladium and other dangerous metals be exposed by way of vapour in the mouth, in such high densities, mixing with the life-threatening mercury amalgam content, now absent.
Voltage readings had been taken and monitored in the oral cavity for several years. Readings of up to 1v. in the oral cavity had been registered before this dentistry, having a huge negative effect on the body. Readings were recorded frequently before, during and continued to be taken after removal of the amalgams.
Dentistry continued a few months after the removal of amalgams. Galvanism was reduced during this period, where currents registered between 0.1v. and reducing to 0.2v, still not perceived as a safe level to a human but very much reducing.
After a few months when dental works had finally been completed, the readings recorded .075v.
Today, the mouth is a constant and very respectable, 0.045v. reading. There still remain several mixed metals in the mouth, waiting for further removal.
Health significantly improved immediately afterwards amalgam removal. It then seemed to stall whilst prolonged other dental works continued and then took a further year to show further steady improvements.
This is by no means the end of mercury toxicity. The chronic mercury toxicity had taken up residence in the bones for many years. Removing the root causes from the oral cavity were just the start of a very long chelation process which is likely to last many years due to the extreme high levels of toxicity recorded in the body.
For information * An interesting Australian Holistic practice with a large website and lots of information ~ Eric Davies Dental
Toothpaste and Brushes
Toothbrushes were replaced very frequently, just after a diagnosis of toxicity. Packs of handheld toothbrushes were purchased and used just for a few days, during the first few months of detox, in the bid to minimise any toxins left by saliva and ingestion vapour that may collect on the brush heads, and a new brush used immediately after any dental works.
About 6 months after dental works had been completed, starting re-using an electric toothbrush for normal cleaning, again, the brush heads were replaced more frequently than usual and today, into the fifth year of chelation are replaced as normal wear.
* Took the opportunity to switch to natural SLS -free (sodium Laureth sulfate) toothpaste. GreenPeople had quite a range to choose from and there are one or two popular commercial brands free from SLS.
Posts are in numbered order for completeness. You may like to next read post 11 which explains what mercury does to the body.
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