Be afraid. Be very afraid.

(Seriously, this is NOT for the squeamish.))

The “monster cavity” is just the beginning.

That filling in it? “Silver” only by color and name. Dental amalgam is actually about 50% mercury. And it’s being removed unsafely.

Then there’s all the additional trauma that tooth will be subject to down the road, starting with the proposed root canal.

The dentist assures us that the patient is “willing to take the risk,” but we can’t help but wonder: Does she fully understand the risks? They go far beyond breakdown of the tooth and future decay…

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