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cavities in young children

My son has two cavities. I have read alot about the Mercury fillings and am not comfortable with those. Does anyone opt to have the teeth pulled instead of filling them? If they are back teeth and wisdom teeth will come in later in life anyways to fill up that spot. I was just wondering if that is an option. I didn't bring it up with the dentist yet.
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How old is your son?  Are these baby teeth or adult teeth?  I wouldn't pull any adult teeth unless absolutely necessary.  Yes, the wisdom teeth could potentially fill in that space but there are complications with that.  As the wisdom teeth come in, they don't move sideways into the space but rather, they tilt in and lean in sideways which causes problems with the jaw bone.  


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He is 9 and they are adult teeth. We are raw foodists and eat naturally. I am afraid the mercury could be harmful to him because he absorbs things into his body better than other kids do.
540545 tn?1377622918
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
I understand your concern.  There isn't any solid evidence to show that the mercury from dental fillings cause harm to children or adults when placed.  If there was, it would definitely be banned.  If you are concerned about it, I would recommend placing white composite fillings (which are basically plastic).  

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