Re: Is it safe to swallow part of a filling?
I agree with poster that said this too shall pass....believe me
we swallow enough mercury on a daily basis, i can not see where a part of a filling that has been in your mouth for years is going to affect your digestive tract to any great extent. The only reason to get a amalgam filling out is if it is leaking otherwise they are safe until the doc finds decay underneath,
and then make sure the resoration is a crown, if needed or a porcelain inlay....Karen