Safe Mercury Removal
As people are learning more about the dangers of 24/7 exposure to the mercury contained in amalgam fillings, dentists are being asked to replace such fillings with a safer alternative. What is important,in our holistic dentistry practice, we take mercury removal very seriously, as we know that the patient’s health is impacted by this toxic material.
With a focus on patient health, we follow the SMART protocol set forth by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. This protocol has been established to increase the safety of the procedure for both patient and our team.
Part of the IAOMT protocol is technique and part is related to the tools used in the safe removal of amalgam fillings. Rather than grind down amalgam fillings to remove the material, the IAOMT guidelines suggest that the material be sliced so it can be removed in larger portions. In following this suggestion, we are able to reduce the instance of small particles and mercury exposure to the patient as well as to our staff. Just as important, we also apply consistent high volume vacuum directly next to the affected tooth so that the greatest percentage of debris can be immediately evacuated from the mouth.
We utilize the ISOLITE system which acts as a barrier covering the back of the patient’s mouth and suction while the procedure is performed.
Because mercury particles are very small and can fill the airspace surrounding the immediate treatment area, our patients receive oxygen during treatment. We also offer patients charcoal tablets,Chlorella and Glutathione tablets which may be taken orally before treatment begins. These tablets help facilitates the elimination of toxic materials, and will help the body flush mercury should any be ingested.
By taking these steps, we provide as many barriers against exposure as possible.
If you are concerned about the effects of mercury in amalgam fillings, contact Pure Dental Care to schedule your safe mercury removal.