Health Topics

Dental Mercury Removal
Dr. Heather Boyd-Roberts

Having a desire to eliminate the mercury from your mouth is a good choice that reduces your total toxic load. This is particularly important for Hashimotos thyroiditis which tends to be contributed to by mercury or viruses, but is important for many other conditions as well.

When you go to have your fillings removed you want to make sure you donít get sick in the process. First, many dentists say that they do safe mercury removal, but they are not quite doing everything that should be done. There are a number of steps that should be followed including:

1) Use of a rubber dam, which most dentists use, but that is the most
minimal step.
2) Use of extra high pressure suction in addition to the small suction that
is normally used.
3) Use oxygen to prevent you breathing the mercury vapor. This is a
very important step that is often ignored. It is important because you
get 70% absorption of the mercury that you breath in, but only 10%
of what you swallow.
4) Also make sure you use compatible dental materials. Many dentists
offer dental materials testing to identify that which will be the safest in
your mouth.

The dentist I use is in Lake Oswego. His name is Jeff Williamson and he uses the full safe protocol and his belief is in alignment with the idea that mercury is not good for you. A dentistís belief is crucial because the more a dentist's belief's are in alignment with mercury being dangerous, the more likely you are to have a complete removal (no debris being left behind) with your safety in mind. His phone number is 503-684-4174.

When you decide to have your fillings removed you want to be on proper drainage (cellular detox) to prevent the mercury you are exposed to from staying in your body. Also you should not remove more than 2 to 3 fillings at a time depending on their size and the state of your health. I would schedule an appointment with Dr. Williamson and find out the procedure, then not do any removal until you are seen by your naturopath to prepare you for the removal. Ensure you naturopath is trained in drainage (cellular detox) and mercury removal.