- The title of the research referred to below is Pre-clinical Evaluation of Resin Sealing on Amalgam Microleakage in Primary Class I Molars.
“microleakage” refers to leakage that occurs between the tooth and the filling when these fillings get older. It isn’t referring to mercury gassing off. As micro-leakage occurs there is a greater risk of decay between the filling and tooth. These leakages are sometimes repaired by using composite to seal them over.
Also note the language: microleakage. It’s equivalent to the phrase “Depleted Uranium (DU)” to describe very radioactive, toxic material.
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Hi Sandra……one of my customers / friends sent this to me. …
Thanks for the info on this – very interesting to see some of the other material from IAOMT besides what you had told me. You can bet I will be doing more Internet research! I will be fwd’g this to my dentist too – no sure what kind of reaction that will have…
Interestingly enough, I found a fall newsletter from the University of SK Dental College with a reference to amalgam microleakage being investigated by two third year students, though I can’t seem to find any details. They both should be well established dentists now – wonder what they found out? It also makes you realize that the dental world darn well knows about this…
Ashley Fidyk & Marie Hawreluik (Supervisor: Dr. A. Koneru)
Pre-clinical Evaluation of Resin Sealing on
Amalgam Microleakage in Primary Class I Molars
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NOTE (Sandra speaking): I entered “leakage” and did a “search” on the Newsletter, in order to find the reference to the “amalgam microleakage being investigated”.