Is there enough mercury in a tooth filling to do you harm if swallowed?
- TechwingLv 78 years agoFavourite answer
No. The amount of mercury in dental amalgam is small, it is normally entrapped with silver or gold, and elemental mercury is not highly toxic, anyway, since it is very poorly absorbed from the GI tract.
- hasse_johnLv 78 years ago
If it were totally available, yes, but it is bound to the silver, and only released slowly, and probably would pass right through you in a couple of days.
- 8 years ago
No, the levels are very low and haven't been proven to be of any danger.