Well, good luck with your amalgam removal.
You do know that there are no indications whatsoever that amalgam poses any risks at all, don’t you? There really is no need to remove amalgam fillings.
This can be seen from the fact that only a small minority of dentists even offers this procedure, despite the fact that they could make a lot of easy money from it. In other words, the dentists themselves do not go after this easy money.
Why? First of all, because all studies indicate that amalgam fillings have no effect on your health.
Second, because removing the fillings is detrimental to your teeth. This is because replacing a filling with another filling is always detrimental, even if the existing filling must be replaced because it has reached the end of its lifetime. As any dentist can tell you, it is not possible to only remove the existing filling: a small layer of dental material must be removed too, so you end up with less dental material – and a bigger hole to fill – than before. This weakens the tooth and thus reduces its remaining lifetime.
If the hole is already quite deep, removing even more dental material will make the hole deeper than it was. This brings the new filling closer to the nerves, which increases the risk of complaints like sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and food.
On the other hand, it’s a known fact that humans are very susceptible to suggestion. Therefore, if you really believe that this useless (even detrimental) treatment will actually help you, you might even benefit from it. Not because of the treatment itself of course, but because of your belief in it.
Be sure to ask your dentist to use fillings that do not contain Bisphenol A (BPA). BPA mimics estrogen, a hormone, and you do not want to ingest hormone-mimicking BPA. BPA has been classified as a toxic substance, but it is still used in most composite fillings. So you might even be worse off if you replace your amalgam fillings with BPA-containing composite fillings.
On a side note, I’m amazed that you do mention the trace amounts of mercury from the amalgam fillings, but you fail to mention the much, much larger amounts of mercury in fish. Especially fatty fish at the top of the food chain contains so much mercury that authoroties advise to really limit the monthly amount of such fish. Yet you fail to mention this danger.
Second to the fish, we are exposed to mercury by general pollution of air and soil. If you live in an industrialised area, or you eat food or meat that grew near an industrialised area, chances are that you get much more mercury from breathing the air and eating food than you’d ever get from your amalgam fillings.
So, the real mercury-related dangers are:
1. Eating fish.
2. Breathing polluted air.
3. Eating food or meat that grew near an industrialised area.
4. Amalgam fillings.
(Note: 2 and 3 may need to be exchanged, depending on where you live.)
Anyway, you now solve “problem” number 4, without even mentioning the more serious problems 1, 2, and 3.
But, well… good luck anyway.