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Amalgam Allergy and Mercury Poisoning from Dental Fillings

Amalgam allergy is an extremely rare reaction to the mercury used in the amalgam dental filling, also known as “silver filling”. It is an unusual condition and few cases have ever been reported. Just like in any other allergy, the immune system becomes sensitized to the offending substance (in this case liquid mercury) and mistakes it for a foreign invader. When the immune system attacks the foreign substance the body starts producing the symptoms characteristic […]