Dental Poisoning

\\\ Mercury – Nickel – Palladium – Gold

About Elemental Mercury – Nickel – Palladium – Gold – Dental Poisoning

This page is a short overview of the metal toxins that were found to be of extremely high toxicity values causing chronic dental ingestion over 7 years, with symptoms experienced similar to Parkinson’s Disease, MS, Alzheimer’s and more.

The four main dental metals, elemental mercury, nickel, palladium and gold used in the oral cavity were tested for with a number of other dental metals that had been used in the construction of the suspect restoration.

Elemental/Inorganic Mercury tested at the very highest levels with high levels of nickel and palladium and lesser, gold. 

\\\ Mercury

About Mercury

Mercury (Hg) has been recognised as a toxic metal since prehistoric times, one of the most deadly heavy metals on the planet and toxic to man.

Amalgam dental fillings which mistakenly get called by the public as ‘silver fillings’ and ‘metallic fillings’, contain 50% mercury or more. The remainder content is made up of silver, (22-32%) tin, (14%) copper (8%) aluminium and other metals.

Silver amalgam was first developed by a British chemist in 1819.

Mercury is a known poison, extremely volatile. Mercury escapes the amalgam as a vapour and is breathed into the body.

Mercury poisoning differs from the other forms of poisoning in that it causes significant neurological symptoms rather than digestive orders.

  • Mercury vapour is colourless, tasteless and odourless. If inhaled into the lungs can pass into your bloodstream for distribution to all body tissues. 
  • Mercury acts in a similar way to HIV 1, and shares similarities with cancer cells. Selenium is a vital protector.
  • Mercury has high levels of galvanic current densities when near other metals. This causes extensive migration of mercury to saliva, tooth roots, jaw gums and other parts of the body.
  • Mercury is 1000 times more toxic than lead.
  • Mercury poisoning causes a range of severe symptoms and puts the body at risk.
  • Mercury leaching out of the amalgam fillings make the human inoperative and can produce pain elsewhere in the body.

There are first reports of dental galvanism published in the medical profession’s The Lancet, journal, dating as far back as, 16 October 1836.

There’s the old English phrase ‘as mad as a hatter,’ where the use of mercury compounds in the 19th-century millinery industry resulted in hatters suffering visible trembling fits.

There’s plenty of online information today about how mercury and metals cause ‘batteries in your mouth.’

People who are suffering from poor health can prevent poisoning by making changes to their diet and environment by limiting their exposure. What cannot be prevented, however, are unknown dental accidents that lead to chronic mercury dental ingestion.

The World Health Organization, WHO, have produced a Key Facts general fact sheet which explains the main differences between the various forms of mercury and health.

WHO confirmed that mercury vapour and ions from amalgam dental fillings escape and have published documents clearly stating that the largest estimated average daily intake and retention of mercury and mercury compounds in the general population and not occupationally exposed, is from dental amalgams, not food or air.

Read more > Sam and Michael Ziff. 1997. Dentistry without Mercury ISBN 9780941011044

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology The IAOMT released a powerful video before the UN meeting to discuss a worldwide ban on mercury usage, 2013. The IAOMT is the leader in science-based biological dentistry.

The above video outlines the worlds 10% dental amalgam mercury usage, with shockingly, 340 tons yearly of dental mercury emissions globally.

The Minamata Treaty, 2013, part of the UN Environmental Programme, was passed calling for a worldwide ban on mercury usage by 2030.

Some EU countries have already banned or restricted use of mercury being used in fillings, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany.

“Sweden is now leading the way in removing and protecting the environment from mercury, which is non-degradable,” the Minister for the Environment, Andreas Carlgren, said. “The ban is a strong signal to other countries and a Swedish contribution to EU and UN aims to reduce mercury use and emissions.”   January 2013.

NCBI, The US National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information. Their comprehensive website explains the problems with chelation techniques for acute and chronic mercury and other toxicity, with a detailed report by Margaret E. Sears, 18 April 2013. Chelation: Harnessing and Enhancing Heavy Metal Detoxification—A Review.

The report states – ‘It does admit that Clinical Advances (4.7) outlining chronic poisoning ‘presents a significant challenge to the health care provider‘.

Margaret Sears outlines the common symptoms of chronic dental ingestion. She details information regarding sulphur foods, vitamins, particularly C, the use of coriander (cilantro), chlorella and algae, emphasising using foodstuffs for chelation other than pharmaceuticals.

Recent directives, 2018, by the European Commission has called for some restrictions in the use of mercury in dental fillings. Those restrictions acknowledge that it should not be used in pregnant mothers and young children.

However, The BDA, The British Dentistry Association have been working alongside the Council of European Dentists, CED, to avoid a full ban of dental amalgam, (aka mercury fillings).

Recently, better bio-compatible materials have been increasingly used by UK dentists. Approximately 50% of NHS dental fillings are now bio-compatible.

Patient visits to NHS A&E departments who experience known mercury and dental accidents, by swallowing implants or loose fillings, are allegedly treated by A&E clinicians in consultation with specialists, but those patients who suffer unknown accidents, are misdiagnosed for years, or left undiagnosed. The NHS provides no assistance to those patients and can prolong their symptoms, worsening their health, by their failure of being trained to recognise the symptoms and a diagnosis protocol in place.

The NHS currently does not offer dental ingestion blood tests. They offer a limited range of metal testing, and where mercury testing is seemingly specific only to acute ingestion cases, generally organic mercury, methylmercury cases.

Read post 23 Elemental, Inorganic And Organic Mercury Toxicity that explains the differences.

NHS toxicologists admit they are not trained to diagnose chronic mercury dental ingestion cases.

Chronic dental ingestion elemental/inorganic mercury poisoning can be reversed, in some cases, but it is a long process and the patient has to be committed to continual detoxification.

Read more > Article by Dr S Myhill as to why you should have your dental amalgams removed.

\\\ Nickel


Nickel (Ni) is a hard and ductile metal, a naturally-occurring metallic element with a silvery-white appearance. Small amounts of nickel can be found in plants, animals, and seawater.

It’s used in many thousands of products, being widely used as the production of ferronickel for stainless steel. Notably used in cooking pans, and used in dentistry for spacers, brackets, fillings and crowns.

Nickel is a carcinogen, meaning that inhaling this substance is hazardous to your lungs and nasal canal. As a result, nickel is on the Hazardous Substance List in the US.

Nickel exposure affects the brain, and nervous system; frontal headaches, vertigo, insomnia, nausea, lethargy, and irritability.

In my case unidentified Eczema appeared on the body during late 2012, 3 years after the NHS procedure.

I was identified as being nickel sensitive (eczema) the root cause being the chronic dental ingestion caused by the help of Oral-Electro galvanism, which speed up toxicity leeching by more than 10 times the normal rate, with visual signs appearing after three years of dental ingestion. Nickel had been used in the oral cavity, in dentistry, used in pins and brackets.

By careful research, a number of foods were avoided (and still are) being high in nickel content, and replaced with foods that were known to aid a nickel-free diet. This way, eczema was gradually reduced over years, coupled with the removal of some of the mixed metals in the mouth including amalgams. You can read more about this in the chelation section of the website. Posts 13-18.

\\\ Palladium


the “fool’s gold” of dentistry,

Palladium (Pd) is a silvery-white metal with a faceted cubic crystalline structure and is suggested to act like mercury, poorly absorbed by the body, is cytotoxic, killing and damaging human cells.

Palladium has high corrosion resistance and is used in low voltage electrical contacts; used in dentistry alloyed with silver, gold and copper.

Palladium is a toxic heavy metal that is associated with damaging bone marrow, kidneys and the liver, and considered carcinogenic, so cancer is possible. 

Used in all kinds of items around us including dentistry, jewellery, photography, and catalytic converters in motor cars.

Many of the symptoms caused by palladium are similar to mercury. It can be associated with osteoporosis and arthritis. 

The US organisation, BRMI, states –

The use of gold in dentistry dates to ancient times and, today, the gold used by most dentists contains dangerous amounts of palladium. German biological medical doctors refer to palladium/gold alloy as the “fool’s gold” of dentistry, because it may be more dangerous than mercury. The amount of palladium used today in making dental crowns and bridges varies considerably, whereas gold restorations may contain up to 78.5% of other dangerous heavy metals.

It has high levels of galvanic current densities when near other metals, approximately ten times higher, than other high noble alloys. This causes extensive migration of palladium and mercury if located nearby in the oral cavity. It may cause skin, eye or respiratory tract irritation and skin sensitivity including allergic reactions.

Like mercury, it has high levels of galvanic current densities when near other metals, with the current densities of Pd alloys approximately 10 times higher than for high noble metals, causing extensive migration of palladium not just to the oral cavity but to saliva, deep into the roots, jaw and gums and to other parts of the body.

The BRMI has the most comprehensive information we have found about dental use of Palladium detailling the usual symptoms associated with Palladium.

  1. Early symptoms of toxicity due to Pd dental crowns or bridges include: increased salivation, pain in teeth and jaw, burning tongue, metallic taste, peeling of mucous membrane around teeth, fungus-like coating in throat (thrush) and frequent sore throats, and painful, swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
  2. Late symptoms of Pd toxicity include: teeth pulp death, granulomas, puss pockets with dead tissue, swollen tongue; nerve pain in the face; paralysis of face; muscle cramps of tongue, lips, around eyes; sinus infection, bronchitis and lung ailments without clear reason; difficulty breathing at night; problems with stomach, intestines, liver, bladder, kidneys; weight loss; joint and muscle pain; muscle cramps and weakness; tinnitus; visual disturbance; depression, insomnia; outbreaks of sweat, palpitations, difficulty concentrating.

The symptoms experienced by the patient were and possibly can be attributed to high levels of Paladium toxicity are –

  1. Early symptoms could be attributed to increased salivation, pain in teeth and jaw, metallic taste, sore throats, swollen and painful lymph nodes in the neck.
  2. Late symptoms could be nerve pain in face, paralysis of face, muscle cramps around eyes, joint and muscle pain, muscle cramps and weakness, tinnitus, visual disturbance, insomnia, difficulty concentrating.

*Tinnitus commenced just a couple ofweeks after a dangerous non-consented surgical procedure had taken place. Post 2 provides more information about this.

According to the BRMI, further state – the Pd cations in dental alloys are continuously released and accumulate in the kidneys, liver, thyroid, brain, and CNS. The gold/palladium alloys in proximity to mercury/silver alloys create high levels of galvanic current densities, information provides by tenfold. This causes extensive migration of mercury and palladium to saliva, tooth roots, jaw, gums, and other parts of the body.

 The global dental profession admits that there has not been sufficient testing to be able to provide a protocol for the safe removal of palladium ingestion, considering it may remove similar to mercury.

The IAOMT, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) does not have a specific protocol for palladium removal, their “SMART” mercury removal protocol may be used as a substitute.

\\\ Gold


Gold (Au) has a high positive charge, greatly augments the rate of corrosion of the negatively charged mercury in the amalgam filling and especially potentiates the release of this toxic metal into the body.

The galvanic currents reported at anywhere between several hundred millivolts to exceeding a thousand millivolts. Mine measured generally 0.5v (500 hundred millivolts) to more than 0.1v (1000 millivolts), 10 times more than a human can operate in.

“Gold is more than just an expensive yellow metal. It has been exploited by physicians for decades to treat rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and a variety of other disorders. However, gold’s usefulness for many of these conditions has been limited by its toxicity, and – until recently – gold has been largely replaced by more effective and less toxic drugs.

According to the July 2011 issue of ‘Metallomics,’ it states “gold is enjoying a renaissance as research unveils new potential uses, including treatment of some cancers.” Stephen Christensen for

Read more about ‘the causes, signs and symptoms of gold toxicity’ by


A highly regarded and informative writer Louisa L Williams has written Radical Medicine providing considerable insight into these toxic metals, healthy and harmful foods, and food allergies. A recommended read.

Important. Please read our terms and conditions of use of this website.

If you wish to contact us please use the ‘contact page’ on the disclaimer page providing your details or comment about the website on the ‘leave the reply’ section at the foot of the page. Spotted any broken links? Please message us.

© 2019-2021 Toxic Health Design Horizon All rights reserved.

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: