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Dental Fillings That Contain Mercury (ACMT, AACT)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Procedures
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, American College of Medical Toxicology
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 03/15/2014
In recent years, many dentists have been replacing fillings that contain mercury. But replacing them isn't necessary. Studies do not show any dangers from fillings with mercury. Meanwhile, the replacement process can harm your teeth.