If you are considering getting your silver fillings (amalgams) removed or replaced, we recommend supporting your body with a pre and post detoxification program. This is because when you remove the filling, chemicals (i.e. mercury) contained in the filling can escape despite the dentist’s best efforts to contain it.
The most problematic concern is mercury. Mercury has the potential to damage/affect any organ system, as it binds to the sulphur-containing portions of proteins found throughout the body.
Some of the side effects of mercury exposure include…
- Suppression of the immune system
- Dysregulation of immunity
- Loss of appetite
- Eventual loss of sensation in the extremities.
- Alteration in taste (metallic taste)
- Hearing problems
- Vision problems.
- Problems with balance and coordination
- Mental health conditions such as depression and psychotic behaviour. 1
At Natural Terrain, we offer heavy metal testing which measures the levels of toxic and essential minerals. Click here to see a sample report of the minerals tested.
We recommend testing your levels of heavy metals one month after having your fillings removed to determine whether further chelation/ detoxification is required. Chelation is a treatment that uses an agent, known as a chelator, to bind to heavy metals in the blood and fluid around cells in order to promote the excretion of toxins, such as mercury, from your body. This is a process that needs to be conducted by a Naturopathic Doctor trained in chelation therapy. For more information, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Mason-Wood by calling 587-521-3595 or schedule on-line.
1. Rocky Mountain Analytical Lab test report