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Q. Are silver fillings hazardous to health?

Answered by
Dr. Naveen Thomas
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 23, 2017

Hi doctor,

 I recently had my tooth cavity filled with a silver filling. I read on the internet that silver fillings are toxic to human kind. Please suggest what I can do. Shall I get it removed, and replaced with some other material that is not hazardous?

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentistry Endodontist Paediatric Dentistry Periodontist
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Dentists have started to avoid using silver fillings.
  • The only hazardous substance in an amalgam (silver) filling is mercury. But that too is not reactive with the human tissue.
  • If you still wish to get it removed, get it replaced by a composite feeling.

Take care.

For more information consult a dentist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dentist


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