Once they were done, he gave me a kiwi rinse, which is like a magnet for any remaining Hg particles. To my amazement, even after all the precautions, little pieces of Hg showed up in my rinse spit. I couldn't believe it. I had had 5 fillings removed by my conventional dentist, and she did not use any of these precautions, although she assured me that she would get 'everything' using the vacuum sucker and this was the safest way available. Now I doubt that. Man, I was even nursing Nala at the time. Imagine how much Hg I must have ingested and inhaled! At least I did not feel any noticeable effects following the filling extraction done by my conventional dentist, so hopefully the pieces just flushed right out.
This time I did notice some extraordinary things. Like, I have been headache free for the four nights since getting the metal out!
For the last 4 years off and on and for the last 2 months straight, I have been waking up with headaches. Chiropractic care really helped make the headaches go away. Vacations , yoga and being pregnant also helped :). Changing pillows and changing beds only makes them worse. So we have a memory foam bed and pillow, those along with chiropractic adjustments and yoga keep the headaches away.
But I have not had the chance to visit the chiropractor much this year since his office is very out of the way from my new job.
So now, magically they are gone! I don't really understand the relation between metal in my mouth and headaches in the morning like I understand the relation between pinched neck nerves or structural problems while sleeping and headaches. So I was not expecting this at all. What a bonus!
I still have three years of dental treatment scheduled. I'm getting a ALM piece to fix my bite and TMJ, braces to keep the teeth in place after the bite work. It's pretty expensive stuff. I was expecting the headaches to resolve after the TMJ work. What a bonus that they seem to have resolved already!
I'm looking into Mercury detox programs for the kids now.