West Palm Beach area patients ask, “Should I have my mercury fillings removed?
Pure Dental Care can assist patients in the West Palm Beach area with their dental concerns. Using some of the latest materials and technologies, we can enhance the health and aesthetics of the smile. We provide a range of holistic services including mercury free dentistry and safe removal of mercury fillings when requested by our patients. Many patients will come to our practice and ask, “Should I have my mercury fillings removed?”
Mercury fillings have been used for many decades to repair areas of decay. Patients may also hear of them being referred to as silver amalgam fillings or metal fillings. They are comprised of approximately 50 percent mercury, a toxin that is harmful to the body. When placed, they can be the source of many medical problems and conditions, including neurological concerns, making it a material that patients want to avoid putting into their body whenever possible. Patients who have had these fillings placed can contact Pure Dental Care to have them removed in a safe yet effective manner.
Dentists at Pure Dental Care are biocompatible dentists who can assist patients interested in having silver amalgam fillings removed. They understand that actions such as polishing the teeth and even chewing can release mercury vapor. When removing mercury fillings, they follow the protocols that have been set forth by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. They recommend specific guidelines to help reduce exposure to mercury toxins for patients, dentists, and others who are in the treatment room. They utilize oxygen for the patient, rubber dams, latex tents, vacuums for the air and particles, and even special waste disposal to ensure the safest experience for everyone who is exposed to the removal of mercury.
If you live in the West Palm Beach area and are interested in getting silver amalgam fillings removed from your smile and replaced with composite resin, we highly recommend you take the time to contact our team today to educate yourself on the advantages of mercury filling removal in a safe and effective manner.
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