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Is It Safe to Remove Silver Fillings?
I have silver fillings from a long time ago but I've been wanting to get the white fillings instead. One dentist told me that it was safer to keep them because more mercury can be released when removing silver fillings. Is this true?
Safety to remove silver fillings
Removing Old Silver Fillings
Remove silver fillings if necessary
Replacing silver fillings
Removal of amalgam restorations
Some mercury dispersed with removal of silver fillings
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