mercury escape from the filling? Yes! As mercury amalgam fillings
age in teeth, they break down. From the very second they are placed
in the tooth until the last speck is removed, mercury, as vapor,
much mercury comes off a filling? The amount of mercury released
from a filling depends on the newness of the amalgam, what other
metals are present in the mouth, what oral habits are there (such
as smoking, chewing, teeth clenching and grinding) and the types
and temperatures of foods ingested. The warmer amalgams get, from
the friction of chewing or the temperature of hot foods or smoking,
the more mercury "boils" off the surface.
How does mercury get into the body? Mercury easily enters the
body through the lungs. It is then rapidly transported by the
bloodstream to other parts of the body. The major target organs
for mercury vapor are the central nervous system and the kidneys.