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Mercury filling removal in Palm Beach Gardens

Mercury filling removal in Palm Beach Gardens

Adults who have at least one filled cavity in their mouths are often surprised to learn that those fillings may contain mercury, a toxin that has been proven dangerous for humans. For many years, silver fillings were made of metals that included up to 50 percent mercury. Recently the use of metal fillings has stirred controversy because of the possibility that exposure to mercury could lead to various disorders of the brain, immune system, and kidneys. Adding fuel to the mercury fire is that exposure to mercury increases when the metal is heated, which happens when patients eat, brush their teeth, grind their teeth, or undergo dental cleanings.

Because of the dangers of mercury, Pure Dental Care is committed to not using amalgam when filling patients’ cavities. However, removal of metal fillings that are in place is only recommended when the filling is chipped or cracked or if the patient has great concern over metal toxicity being a risk to his or her overall health and well-being.

Patients who do choose to have their mercury fillings removed can trust that Pure Dental Care will follow strict procedures that are safe and do not expose the patient, the dental team, or the environment to potential risk of toxicity. Such safety measures include utilizing dams made of rubber inside the patient’s mouth to prevent the patient from inhaling or swallowing particles or vapors. In addition, the dentists will use a vacuum to remove the particles and vapors from the air. Oxygen is also utilized throughout the procedure and the dentists and hygienists wear protective masks. Additionally, the team utilizes a strict disposal procedure to ensure that the toxin is not released into the environment.

When the silver filling is removed, patients can chose a filling that is created of composite resin or porcelain to fill their cavities. These fillings provide a more attractive option and are strong and durable over many years.

If you live in the Palm Beach Gardens area and are concerned about mercury fillings in your teeth, call Pure Dental Care today to learn more about the safe removal of mercury fillings.


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"Unfortunately, over the years my teeth had deteriorated and were in very poor shape. As you can guess it had been many years since I had been to a dentist. Fortunately, my doctor recommended Dr. Keith. Dr. Keith and her staff put me at ease and answered all my questions and laid out a plan of what was needed. I was happy to find they were of the holistic mindset and felt very much they were people I could trust with my serious dental conditions. As we have worked through this over the past months I find they are always there for me. If I have an issue here or there, they take it seriously and quickly have me in to correct it as best as possible. They were very careful in removing previous mercury fillings, taking measures to ensure I was not inhaling mercury during extraction. They keep me well informed of what is happening each step of the way which makes me confident in them and in how I am proceeding. I would recommend Dr. Keith to anyone who requires great and friendly dental care." ~Steven
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