With my hubbys support we decided that we have tried many things to overcome my symptoms associated with CFS/ME and the safe removal of my amalgams would hopefully be beneficial to me on my long road to recovery.
Now I knew I had a lot of amalgams but it was only during my consultation and extensive examination that I found out the true scale of the problem, a grand total of 20 amalgams, surely that amount can't be good for a healthy person let alone for one suffering from CFS/ME with it's complications of poorly performing immune system, fatigued adrenals, under performing digestion system etc, etc you get the picture.
The procedures used by this Dental Practice were explained in some detail so for anyone thinking of undergoing a similar removal of their amalgams read on….. During the treatment the amalgam filling(s) are removed by sectioning, this causes mercury vapor to be released. This vapor is captured my equipment with external venting from a high powered suction unit. It is also backed up by a separate, powerful extractor fan and as a final precaution the patient wears a small nose mask to breath fresh oxygen for the duration of the procedure. Copious amounts of water is used to cool the amalgams during the sectioning procedure to further reduce the amount of mercury vapor being released. This water is removed by the dental nurse using high speed suctioning.
The Dentist also explained that I should take supplements to aid with detoxification during the time the removal procedures are being carried out and to this end supplied me with the following list, which he said I should check out with my Nutrionist before commencing, Multi-Vitamins, Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Fish Oils, Charcoal, Sulphur(garlic with Biotin), Selenium and Vitamin C.
Due to the amount of amalgams requiring removal he hoped to carry out the treatment over a period of four sessions lasting no more than 50 minutes. Depending on how I was coping, more frequent shorter sessions may be required. He also pointed out the following and to quote him " We all know mercury is poisonous but official guidelines have shown no real links to any known dangers of amalgam fillings " so no surprises there.
There are no guarantees with this procedure, so it is the case of research what you can and take all the evidence available and then make your own minds up. It's not a cheap option to take, in my case the safe removal of all my amalgam fillings is £3,200 so it's quite an investment to make but if, and it's a big if, it helps me to recover my life it will have been an investment worth making.
I hope to let you know how the procedures are going once the treatment commences so watch this space for regular updates. I nearly forgot to tell you that 2 of the teeth may require crowns and there maybe an additional root canal filling as well, which would mean an extra £1,500 approx so here's to hoping I don't require that.
Quote of the day
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future, I boldly take every step - large and small - with courage and intent. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie