Heavy Metals in Dentistery, Risks and Impacts

Merieme Alafifi, Latifa Mouhir, Laila Saafadi, Mohammed Fakhaoui and Mouncif Khazraji

Mercury amalgam has been used in dentistry for 150 years. Dentists and their patients were directly exposed to mercury, while the public and the environment were indirectly exposed via mercury emissions. The purpose of this study was to study the risk and impacts of contamination of dentists and patients with mercury. In this sense, 20 subjects were studied, the latter are exposed to mercury, working or taking care in a dental clinic in Morocco. The case of a dentist is presented, the choice is justified by the high level of mercury present in the blood and the many symptoms of contamination that it presents psychically and physically. Using atomic absorption spectrometry, the mercury concentration in the dentist's blood is 49nmol / l much higher than the allowable limits. Which explains these symptomatic diseases. As a result, preventive measures for protection of exposure and hygiene are necessary for occupational health and during work.

Volume 11 | 11-Special Issue

Pages: 1019-1022

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V11SP11/20193131