Amalgam fillings in London
Are you worried about your kids’ health risk from amalgam fillings? Then, stop worrying and relax!!! Children are not adversely affected by the amalgam fillings, according to a recent trial, the New England Children’s Amalgam Trial that compared the neuro physical outcomes of children whose caries were filled with amalgam with those who had composite resin filling, which is free of mercury compounds. This study was conducted on 534 children aged between 6 and 10. They did psychological tests including full-scale IQ score on Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Third edition, wide range assessment of memory and learning, wide range assessment of visual motor abilities etc. The researchers evaluated the association between primary and secondary outcomes and potential exposure, surface years of amalgam, and urinary mercury excretion (U-Hg), which is the biomarker used to determine mercury exposure from dental amalgam fillings (restorations). The researchers couldn’t find any association or any neuropsychological adverse effects with amalgam fillings over the five-year trial period and no change or increase in the risk of children developing neuropsychological dysfunctions.