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Mercury Effects for Inflammation and Autoimmunity in Dothan AL Area
Ongoing research around the world has long cast a shadow on the use of mercury amalgam for dental fillings. Mercury in dental amalgam fillings has been linked to many systemic health problems, and some studies indicate that mercury in dental amalgam may specifically have adverse effects for some patients relating to inflammation and autoimmunity. Patients in Dothan, AL who are looking for safe, modern dental solutions can turn to Dr. Nathan Pfister and Brian Pfister at Biodentist Alabama for more information and for the modern biological dental care they require.

Mercury in Dental Amalgam Fillings

While most people know that mercury is toxic, not everyone is aware that the common “silver” amalgam fillings placed by many dentists contain 50% elemental mercury. This is problematic because when these fillings become heated, such as by chewing, they release mercury vapor which is then absorbed by the body. Many years ago, most people were not aware of this, and amalgam fillings seemed to function well enough. Today, we know that dental amalgam fillings are one of the most significant sources of mercury exposure for many people and that there are much safer alternatives for dental fillings. As mercury is absorbed by the body, it can have a significant impact on many systems in the body, including the neurological system and the immune system.

Understanding Inflammation and Autoimmunity

The human body has complex systems such as the immune system in place to protect itself from harm. However, there are times when the immune system’s response may “malfunction” as in the case of autoimmunity. Autoimmune disorders occur when the body essentially begins attacking itself. More accurately, when auto-reactive B lymphocytes, also known as autoantibodies, and T lymphocytes cause damage to certain organs or tissues, we call this autoimmunity. Some autoimmune disorders include:
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Autoimmune Thyroiditis
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Inflammation is another related reaction the body uses to protect itself. Inflammation may also affect the body as part of an autoimmune disorder, as is the case with rheumatoid arthritis. Chronic inflammation has been linked to asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and heart disease.

Effects of mercury on inflammation and autoimmunity

Research shows that chronic exposure to low levels of mercury in susceptible people may lead to inflammation and exacerbate conditions for those with autoimmunity. Multiple studies looking at the interaction of mercury from dental amalgam with various autoimmune diseases such as Thyroiditis and related factors show that such mercury may be a risk factor for certain people with autoimmune diseases.

While the medical community continues to examine the implications of this research for susceptible patients, Dr. Nathan Pfister and Dr. Brian Pfister provide all their patients in Dothan, AL with modern, safe alternatives to amalgam fillings. For those patients who may already be experiencing conditions related to autoimmunity and inflammation, Dr. Pfister can facilitate the safe removal of existing amalgam fillings, which some studies indicate may aid other treatments for certain autoimmune disorders such as Thyroiditis. Contact Dr. Pfister at Biodentist Alabama today by calling (855) 939-5566 to discuss the further benefits of biological dentistry for whole body health.

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