Mercury stuff and root canal stuff

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Aug 23, 2004.

  1. Mercury poses great risk. There is much mercury in the earth's mantle.
    We release mercury when we burn coal (as in generating plants) and
    from forest fires.

    A large forest fire releases on the order of 6,000 tons of mercury. An
    amalgam releases 17 micrograms.

    In toxicology, the dose is the poison. Still, we want to protect our
    environment from too much mercury overload as it ends up in salmon and
    tuna.


    Root canal

    A tooth is best with no root canal - that is, with a healthy nerve. If
    the nerve becomes abscessed, root canal therapy can be safely
    performed. This is not indication to remove the tooth.

    These opinions are reinforced and supported by the Centers for Disease
    Control, the United States Public Health Service, the American Dental
    Association, 53 US dental schools and me!

    Joel



    Dr. Eichen:
    I read some of your posts on the dentistry forum. Do you think that
    mercury containing amalgam poses no health risk except to those who
    are allergicto mercury?

    Also, what is your feeling about root canal teeth? Do you beleive that
    they can be sterilized and cannot cause neuralgia like pain or other
    systemic diseases?

    Thank-you,
    Robert K
     
    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Aug 23, 2004
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  2. Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S.

    StovePipe Guest

    .....So, all amalgam laden individuals must henceforward procure self
    contained on-land breathing apparatus (SCOBA) to filter out those nasty
    17 mcg of Hg. Don't worry about forest fires. Keep that thing in your
    mouth so as to be protected if someone jumps you and tries to shove
    salmon and tuna down your throat.

    Keep things in perspective. Now: go get in your SUV and haul ass to the
    corner store for some milk, eggs and cigarettes...
    SP
     
    StovePipe, Aug 24, 2004
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  3. On 24 Aug 2004 07:51:06 GMT, (Jan) wrote:
    No it is 17 micrograms ...... and in toxicology, the dose is the
    poison.

    Joel

     
    Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S., Aug 24, 2004
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    W_B Guest

    Don't forget the pasta and sugar.

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    W_B



    Take out the G'RBAGE
     
    W_B, Aug 24, 2004
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    StovePipe Guest

    ....bbbbBbBbBbBut JD: my day job involves putting [[[AMALGAMS]]] into
    oral (dental) cavities.... I've even shoved some up.... well, you don't
    wanna know....That's why I'm branching out and into a New Career. :)
    SP
     
    StovePipe, Aug 25, 2004
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    Dr Steve Guest

    Hey now! Keep Pasta out of it.
     
    Dr Steve, Aug 25, 2004
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    W_B Guest

    Sorry dude, carb city.
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    W_B

    Take out the G'RBAGE
     
    W_B, Aug 25, 2004
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  8. Any Rutabagas there?
     
    Joel M. Eichen, Aug 25, 2004
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  9. Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S.

    W_B Guest

    Gawd I hate rutabagas, turnips too !
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    W_B

    Take out the G'RBAGE
     
    W_B, Aug 25, 2004
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    carabelli Guest

    King Features is trying to syndicate her.

    carabelli
     
    carabelli, Aug 25, 2004
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    W_B Guest

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    W_B

    Take out the G'RBAGE
     
    W_B, Aug 25, 2004
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  12. I do not think I ever ate one!
     
    Joel M. Eichen, Aug 25, 2004
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  13. Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S.

    W_B Guest

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 18:29:29 -0400, Joel M. Eichen
    You haven't missed anything.

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    W_B



    Take out the G'RBAGE
     
    W_B, Aug 26, 2004
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  14. Joel M. Eichen, D.D.S.

    StovePipe Guest

    Mebbee try them boiled in beer??????
    SP
     
    StovePipe, Aug 27, 2004
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    Lily

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    Thank you for making me laugh while I worry the night away wondering about the mysterious pain in my FORTY YEAR OLD amalgam filling!
     
    Lily, May 8, 2018
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