Because of the reduced effectiveness of antibiotics against bacteria and viruses in the presence of mercury we considered dental amalgam in the human mouth to be a potential hazard for the individual's health. During the process of removing the amalgam by drilling, mercury entered the body of the subject. Significant deposits of mercury, previously non-existent, were found in the lungs, kidneys, endocrine organs, liver, and heart.
This study showed that dental amalgam had a statistically significant impact on the mercury levels found in plasma and urine in the patients tested, and that the use of a rubber dam during removal of all amalgam restorations significantly reduced the peak of mercury in plasma following removal.
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