Understanding lupus

Are dental fillings related to lupus?

Dr. Gary Gilkeson is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development at the Medical University of South Carolina and Chair of the Lupus Foundation of America’s Medical-Scientific Advisory Council.

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At the present time, there are no scientific data that indicates that dental fillings may act as a trigger of lupus.

Medically reviewed on July 29, 2013