Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on the earth, surpassed only by plutonium, according to Dr. Paul Gilbert of the Academy of General Dentistry 1. Mercury amalgam dental fillings have been used in the United States since 1833 and 50 percent of their composition is toxic liquid mercury. Mercury poisoning is pervasive, affecting the entire body, according to well-known advocate of amalgam removal, Dr. Hal Huggins. Recovery from mercury poisoning is long and tedious.

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Oral Symptoms

Oral galvanism occurs when the fillings in a person’s mouth become like batteries during exposure to moisture from saliva, producing an electric current that causes an allergy-like response in the mouth, reports M.F. Ziff. When metallic objects such as utensils are placed in the mouth, the person literally gets shocked. Other mercury poisoning symptoms from amalgams are periodontal disease and gingivitis with gum pain and bleeding, tooth loss, root canals and abscesses.

Neurological Symptoms

Dr. Gilbert explains that many neurological diseases are suspected of having their causes related to mercury poisoning from dental amalgams that leak mercury vapors into the system each time someone bites down on a filling. Some of the symptoms produced related to these diseases are joint and muscle pain, aching, numbness, tingling, weakness, fatigue, paralysis of the limbs, learning disabilities such as:

  • attention problems
  • hyper activity
  • memory problems
  • cognitive difficulties

Reproductive Symptoms

Mental and Emotional Symptoms

Mental and emotional symptoms include:

  • depression
  • bi-polar episodes
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • schizophrenia
  • panic attacks
  • various states of insanity

Enzymatic and Hormonal Symptoms

Reported digestive problems include ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, auto-immune attacks on the body.

Respiratory, Vision, System-Wide Symptoms

Leaking fillings have been suspected of producing respiratory symptoms such as asthma, COPD, pulmonary problems and emphysema. Vision symptoms include floaters, cataracts, near and farsightedness and glaucoma. Various hearing conditions, congestive heart failure and cancer have also been reported.