Are Dental Fillings With Amalgam Dangerous?
Hello, I am anik age 24 … I once patched my molars in Singapore, dentists recommend using amalgam. .tp stlah I googling trarif amalgam there is an element of mercury that is not good. .what should I do?
Thank you for the question.
Chronic exposure of mercury to the body can cause damage, especially on the central nervous system and also the kidneys. As for the symptoms of this damage often can not be assessed directly, because it appears and develops over a long period of time, and can appear with symptoms that are very diverse in each individual.
Amalgam, which is often used as a base material for dental fillings, does have mercury in it. Therefore, indeed many studies are now being developed to evaluate the potential adverse effects on health. However, so far, growing research still states that the concentration of mercury that can be absorbed by the body due to the use of amalgam is relatively very small, which is only around 2 to 10 micrograms per day. When compared with the allowable tolerance limit of mercury exposure per day, which is up to 30 micrograms per day, the mercury exposure in this small amount is considered safe and not to worry about.
Besides amalgam, some other ingredients can also be used as an alternative to patching teeth. Of course, the selection of material for dental fillings also needs to be adjusted to your condition. You can consult this directly with your dentist so that you get the right and safe treatment.
I hope this helps.