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« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2008, 03:59:44 AM »
Anyone know of a dentist in the lower Michigan area?
Saginaw Valley area?
My dentist doesn't think there is a problem.  :'(
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« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2008, 04:54:03 AM »
Dr. Flood in is Grand Rapids...
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« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2008, 05:37:57 AM »
anybody know one in Iowa?  my dentist said he could do it, but hasn't been trained in safe removal. 
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« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2008, 06:20:15 AM »
For those in the Tucson, AZ, area, I recommend Dr. Swidler. They were very kind and also very careful. DH is planning to get his amalgams removed next. I was the guinea pig.  :o  So good to have those things out finally!

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Severe pain after amalgam removal.....?
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2008, 02:45:06 AM »
I had a huge filling in my back tooth removed and a porcelain put in about two weeks ago.  This past sunday afternoon, it started hurting terribly!  I finally broke down and took tylenol (which I rarely ever take!  I am nursing.  The pain has pretty much been constant and I ahve had to take tylenol every 4- 6 hours to function.  I have had a couple of periods where I didn't have to take any, but then it starts back up again!  I've had other fillings removed and replaced and they acedh perodically for about a month, but then stopped.  They are still somewhat sensitive, but not unbearable.  Has anyone had this?  Does it go away? When I have tylenol in me there doesn't seem to be any inflammation or swelling, so I don't think it is necessarily an infection, but I could be wrong  Tha pain during the first week and a half was typical pain  and then it all the sudden, got worse.

Thanks for any input.
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« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2008, 04:58:16 AM »
I had a huge filling in my back tooth removed and a porcelain put in about two weeks ago.  This past sunday afternoon, it started hurting terribly!  I finally broke down and took tylenol (which I rarely ever take!  I am nursing.  The pain has pretty much been constant and I ahve had to take tylenol every 4- 6 hours to function.  I have had a couple of periods where I didn't have to take any, but then it starts back up again!  I've had other fillings removed and replaced and they acedh perodically for about a month, but then stopped.  They are still somewhat sensitive, but not unbearable.  Has anyone had this?  Does it go away? When I have tylenol in me there doesn't seem to be any inflammation or swelling, so I don't think it is necessarily an infection, but I could be wrong  Tha pain during the first week and a half was typical pain  and then it all the sudden, got worse.

Thanks for any input.
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When I had my amalgams removed many of my teeth were so sensitive I could hardly stand it. Now I don't have any problems. Chances are it will pass. And btw... even though it has been a long time since mine were done my body is still recovering from it. My hands just keep getting warmer and warmer.... many times they are warmer than my husbands! They used to be like an icecube. My rear end was too but it is getting slowly better... my feet are getting slowly better too. I am still not used to having warm hands ALL the time and sometimes I look at my husband and just say "Wow, I can't believe my hands are warm!" He likes me not freezing when he crawls into bed now too! When my hands first started warming up it was actually uncomfortable because I wasn't used to that sensation... I don't know how I did it before.
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« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2008, 05:14:09 AM »
anybody know one in Iowa?  my dentist said he could do it, but hasn't been trained in safe removal. 

I just saw this, sorry 4myhoonie !
There is a DDS in Johnston, I have not gone to him, because I found out about him right before we moved out of state!  But I was on a website about mercury free dentists and his name was on the referral list.  I will try to get more info for you and post!

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« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2008, 05:18:21 AM »
anybody know one in Iowa?  my dentist said he could do it, but hasn't been trained in safe removal. 

OK, I guess he is in WDM, not Johnston.  Hopefully he still is there!
Jeffrey Sharpe DDS
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« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2009, 06:50:57 PM »
Well it has been about 15 months since I had all my mercury fillings removed and I wanted to give an update. Before, during , and after my removal I did alot of cleanses. I used a totally mercury free dentist and he did an excellent job- he used a dam in my mouth and the vent to pull the fumes out.
Since having the removal, my teeth have been somewhat sensitive, but they were hurting before because the mercury had cracked one of my teeth. The sensitivity is slowly going away now. All of my food allergies have disappeared. My sinuses have cleared (they were constantly dripping), the metal taste in my mouth is gone, and I am feeling much better overall.
While I understand this is not what everyone would recommend, I wouldn't change my decision on getting mine removed. I am very thankful that I had it done.

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« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2009, 11:22:01 AM »
Well it has been about 15 months since I had all my mercury fillings removed and I wanted to give an update. Before, during , and after my removal I did alot of cleanses. I used a totally mercury free dentist and he did an excellent job- he used a dam in my mouth and the vent to pull the fumes out.
Since having the removal, my teeth have been somewhat sensitive, but they were hurting before because the mercury had cracked one of my teeth. The sensitivity is slowly going away now. All of my food allergies have disappeared. My sinuses have cleared (they were constantly dripping), the metal taste in my mouth is gone, and I am feeling much better overall.
While I understand this is not what everyone would recommend, I wouldn't change my decision on getting mine removed. I am very thankful that I had it done.

Thank you lewisquiverfull for the update!  I'm hoping you could answer a few questions for me. How many fillings did you have replaced?  What kind of cleanses did you do?  Did you do these under the supervision of a dr.? Why wouldn't someone recommend amalgam removal?  If you have time, I would really appreciate a little more information. Thank you.
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« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2009, 12:24:32 PM »
anybody know one in Iowa?  my dentist said he could do it, but hasn't been trained in safe removal.  

4myhoonie, did you ever do this?  I know you're working on some health problems too. Do you think you amalgams were/are a contributing factor?
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Re: My amalgam removal experience...and yours
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2009, 04:11:20 PM »
mommyjen, did you see my husband's post? His insomnia was largely resolved within weeks of amalgam removal and no chelators at all. He did a couple cleanses later.

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« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2009, 05:56:54 PM »
wow, you gals, this is just wonderfully crazy stuff.  Such immediate and major relief from getting your amalgams out.  Thanks for the testimonies!
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« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2009, 05:40:04 PM »
I was seeing a naturopathic dr at the time, and she had me doing many cleanses. Before the removal I did a gallbladder, liver, parasite and yeast cleanse. During the removal I took high doses of vit C and activated charcoal. After the removal I did another liver cleanse. I am nursing now, but as soon as I stop nursing I plan to do all the cleanses again, made me feel so much better!
BTW, I got pregnant 3 months after my removal (not planned).

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« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2009, 07:02:15 AM »
I don't think I ever shared my story!  I had a great experience and would recommend the dentist I used to anyone - even if you had to travel to get to her!  We have no insurance, so we paid out of pocket.  It cost $750 which was a bargain compared to what others charge.
She had specialized training through IAOMT and was certified for safe mercury removal.  She was absolutely the best dentist I have ever been to. SO professional, caring, immaculately clean and detail oriented. I could go on and on.  She was a HUGE blessing!  Plus, this was the first time that I’ve been in a dentist's office where I wasn't sneered at for not using fluoride! :D

She offered full "protocol" to those who were concerned about mercury poisoning during the removal.  How could someone NOT be concerned?!
Needless to say, I got the full protocol!! ;)
I think I'm forgetting some things, but the main protocol things were:
-swishing with and swallowing liquid charcoal
-my own constant air supply during the whole procedure
- a special machine with a hose positioned right by my mouth that sucked mercury vapors as they came out.

I had all 3 of my amalgams removed and replaced with the white stuff.  I think these precautions did their job because I've had no ill effects whatsoever since having them removed, and it's been a year this month since I had it done.
Has anyone else had these precautions with their mercury removal?

I was very numb on one side of my mouth for a while, though. The dentist said the healthier you are, the longer it will take for the numbness to wear off.  Anyone ever hear of that?  She said that in unhealthy people it takes an hour or two for the numbness to wear off.  But in healthy people it would take 3 or more hours.  Mine took 4 hours.  8)

She told me to be sure to soak for an hour in an Epsom salt bath every night for two weeks to help chelate any remaining mercury.  So I did that as well as taking spirulina and chlorella like crazy for a couple months.

I'm so glad they are OUT and so thankful for the people and info on wtm who led me to getting them out!   :-*

ETA, I just remembered that the xray machines she used were digital which only had HALF the radiation that regular ones did.  8)
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« Reply #45 on: December 24, 2009, 01:41:31 PM »
Where is she, Rainy?

I have a good friend that wants to get his done.

Thanks!!
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« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2009, 02:08:42 PM »
I'm sure it would be a LONG drive for most folks. But for someone on the east coast you could make it in a day or so.  :) 
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« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2009, 03:55:19 PM »
That IS quite a drive from AL!   :D ;D :D

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« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2011, 11:01:20 AM »
Question for those of you who have had your mercury fillings removed:  Could you give an update on your health?  What long term health benefits do you attribute to the mercury removal?  How were your energy level and sleep quality affected?

My dh has low energy/motivation and poor sleep quality quite often.  We eat a good diet (Weston Price) and take some good supplements (Super Dad, etc.).  My energy level has been sky-rocketing on our nutritional regimen.  I don't have any fillings.  So I am beginning to attribute dh's low energy to the mercury in his mouth.  Do you think I could reasonably expect his energy and sleep to improve if he gets his fillings out?  If not, do you have any other suggestions I should try?

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« Reply #49 on: August 06, 2011, 01:12:19 AM »
If you are sure there is nothing else to contribute the energy levels to. For instance, coffee could be messing up his adrenals which makes him tired. Or maybe it is the heavy metals from the fillings (or vaccines if he gets them) could be destroying his adrenals and affecting his energy. I guess I say all that to say- it could be multiple reasons WHY his sleep and energy levels are down. Maybe he has no energy just because he doesn't sleep well.

The only thing I can tell you for sure is that fixing my teeth totally changed my sleep and I sleep so much better than I did before I got my teeth done.

If you are going to fix his teeth make sure you do it right. Do not let a regular dentist do it. Do not get them ground out. You could make him sicker by doing it wrong!

I last posted on this thread in 2008 and here we are in 2011. Wow! I can't believe it has been that long. I am still thankful I had it done. I am still thankful we spent the money. My sleep is still fabulous compared to before. My temperatures are still way better in my body than they were before I had my fillings removed.  ;)
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« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2011, 06:04:59 AM »
Wow!  Thank you for that update, three years later!!  That is great encouragement to go ahead with the remercury removal.  We are definitely going to a specialist, near where my in-laws live.  It's a large clinic, with dentists that follow the full protocol.  I inherited a little money, so we hope to get it done sometime within the next year, whenever travel plans and our five kids allow!  I am hopeful that it will help my dh.

Btw, my dh doesn't drink coffee.  He doesn't even eat sugar much.  We've fixed everything else that I can think of.  I hope the mercury removal helps, because I don't know what else to do.

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« Reply #51 on: August 06, 2011, 10:45:25 AM »
I'm requesting updates from all of you who have had your mercury fillings removed.  Please read the last few posts.  Thanks so much!

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« Reply #52 on: August 13, 2011, 08:26:47 AM »
I'm requesting updates from all of you who have had your mercury fillings removed.  Please read the last few posts.  Thanks so much!

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« Reply #53 on: August 15, 2011, 03:08:39 PM »
Getting the mercury out of my mouth definitely contributed to getting healthier. Let me see if I can think of the things that correlated only to the amalgam removals....
My sinuses are clear. I didn't realize they were stuffed up all the time.
My basal body temps are much higher.
I don't get sick as often, and my immune system is stronger overall.
No more metallic taste in my mouth and odd smells with accompaning headache.

I still sometimes cringe at the cost, but I would do it all over again!

And YES, take the precautions and get a dentist who uses alternative air source and dental dams while removing them!

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« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2011, 02:52:11 PM »
Thanks!  How about your energy level?  Your update is very encouraging, especially about your sinuses.  My dh has difficulty breathing at night.  Maybe that will improve!  His appointments are in two weeks.

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« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2011, 04:32:12 PM »
I forgot about the metallic taste. That is definitely gone...

The only thing I haven't gotten rid of is the partial daily ringing of the ears. I think it is less than it used to be because I won't notice the silence and then all at once the ringing starts and I think "here we go again".... but then it fades into the background kind of like white noise. If that is the only complaint I have I can't complain. And honestly I haven't tried to much in the line of heavy metal detoxing because I am normally nursing or pregnant and I don't want to dump to many heavy metals at once into a baby. If I did a really good detox that might go away too.
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« Reply #56 on: August 17, 2011, 03:21:04 AM »
My dh doesn't notice the metallic taste, but I do!  :P  I'll be glad to get rid of that!

My Mom has ringing ears, which she attributes to her many amalgam fillings.  She wants to get hers out too, but has to wait for a better financial position.  I'm disappointed to hear that the ringing in your ears did not go away when you got your fillings out.  If you end up doing a detox or figure out some other way to get your ears to stop ringing, I would love to hear about it.  Thanks for posting. 

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« Reply #57 on: August 31, 2011, 04:37:29 PM »
As of this afternoon, my dh has a mercury-free mouth!!!  We plan to let his body detox naturally for a few weeks, and then he will start some of the detox methods I've read about here.  I am especially interested in chlorella and raw milk (since we have raw milk on hand anyway).  I'll post about how he feels after a couple months.  Thanks to all of you for the info on this thread.

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« Reply #58 on: September 01, 2011, 03:56:05 AM »
That is great!! I would take activated charcoal right now, even though you want him to do it naturally. And work on some cleansing asap. It's not good to have all of that in your system.
An update for me: I have realized what a blessing it has been to be mercury free! No metal taste, allergies and sinus issues are MUCH better. My husband would really like to get it done as well... I'm trying to talk him into it, he's trying to justify the cost.
I HIGHLY recommend getting this done to anyone with mercury!

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« Reply #59 on: September 02, 2011, 12:56:17 AM »
Thanks for your update!  Do you recall whether your mercury removal had any impact on your sleep quality or energy level?  So far, I've just noticed that my dh is more willing to engage in conversation (without that tired, "Don't bother me" look he often had.)

I'm hesitant to start any heavy detox yet, because we are going on vacation in a week.  Doesn't the detox make you feel bad?  Dh drinks raw milk, which has glutathione, which detoxes mercury.  I've never done activated charcoal -- any tips on brand, dose, etc?  How long does it take to get all the mercury out of your system?  Weeks?  Years?