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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.

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