I get migraines several days a week. Sometimes, I get them every day. My doctor has investigated all the causes currently known to no avail. I recently read that a holistic dentist can treat them by removing any silver in your mouth. Is this true? I’m afraid to get my hopes up.
I’m sorry you’ve been suffering so much with migraines. As someone who gets them as well, I know how absolutely miserable they are. I don’t know the article you’re referring to, but I do know the thinking behind it.
There are studies showing that amalgam fillings contribute to a variety of health problems both biological and neurological. The thinking is the high mercury content in these fillings are the cause. I cannot guarantee that removing them will get rid of your migraines. What I can say is that a holistic dentist will be much more willing and qualified to exchange them for mercury-free fillings.
Holistic dentists are more willing to consider treatment options other dentists blow off. They’re interested in the effects of their care on your entire body, not just your teeth.
What Will the Holistic Dentist Do?
They’ll do what’s known as a sanitary amalgam removal. This utilizes a stopper dam, cold water, and a fan. All these are to protect you from swallowing or inhaling any mercury or mercury vapors. Then, when all traces of amalgam fillings are gone, they can replace them with white composite fillings. They’re completely mercury-free.
I cannot guarantee this will heal the cause of your migraines, but it certainly won’t make them worse. Even if the migraines remain, composite fillings are much healthier for your body and your teeth than their silver counterparts.
I hope you get the relief you need.
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