Dental fillings: a concern for your health? Safety of dental amalgam
and alternative dental restoration materials
3. Are there any health risks associated with amalgam fillings?
Scientific evidence does not link any health risks to the use of
dental amalgam for the
general population, apart from the rare incidences of an allergic
reaction. If a patient shows an allergic reaction, it is quickly evident
at the point of contact in the mouth and the fillings are removed.
This applies to all the components of
amalgam: no evidence links them
to health risks apart from rare allergic reactions.