Amalgam Fillings Removal

Mercury Free & Mercury Safe Dentistry with SMART Amalgam Removal

The EPA recently finalized the regulation of the use of amalgam separators which will be mandatory in all dental offices come July 2020. What these separators do is catch the drilled out amalgam so it doesn’t reach our sewers and eventually the ocean. If they are going this far to prevent it from getting into the environment, why would we allow this material in our mouths?

We not only don’t believe in placing amalgam, but we also take extra precautions when removing silver fillings as well. Since amalgam fillings are made up of approximately 50% mercury (IAOMT) we want to protect you from that toxin as best we can. Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) is IAOMT’s protocol for removing the hazardous material. I am certified in this process and a proud member of IAOMT!

According to their website, “mercury vapor is known to be released from dental mercury amalgam fillings at higher rates during brushing, cleaning, clenching of teeth, chewing, etc., and mercury is also known to be released during the placement, replacement, and removal of dental mercury amalgam fillings.” Please read the full article here.

While we don’t push our patients to swap out their amalgam fillings for composite (tooth colored) fillings just because, we recommend they become educated in the harm mercury does to the body.

Symptoms of Acute Exposure:

  • Tremors
  • Emotional changes (mood swings, irritability, nervousness, excessive shyness)
  • Insomnia
  • Neuromuscular changes (weakness, muscle atrophy, twitching)
  • Headaches
  • Disturbances in sensations
  • Changes in nerve responses
  • Poor performance on tests of mental function

Symptoms of High Exposure:

  • Skin rashes and dermatitis
  • Mood swings
  • Memory loss
  • Mental disturbances
  • Muscle weakness
  • Damage to the gastrointestinal tract
  • Damage to the nervous system
  • Damage to the kidneys

Please read the full list of symptoms as well as other health effects at EPA’s website here.

Click here to watch a series of videos from the Dr. Oz show that are very informative about the dangers of amalgam fillings.

Photo of the Warning Label on Amalgam: DANGER – POISON

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Steps We Take During the Amalgam Removal Process:

  • removing mercury fillingsAmalgam separator is used at all times to prevent environmental exposure
  • Covered protection for your body, head, and eyes
  • High-volume HEPA air filtration vacuum placed two to four inches from your mouth
  • All staff in the room wear a respiratory mask
  • External oxygen for you to breathe via a nasal cannula
  • Non-latex dental dam providing isolation to the tooth
  • High speed evacuation in your mouth
  • Removal of amalgam in large chunks to reduce mercury vapor
  • Once removal is complete, the mouth is thoroughly flushed with water
  • Ozone treatment available (for additional fee) which helps kill bacteria and improves the health of the tooth
  • Complete wipe down of the room after we remove the amalgam but before we move on to replacing the filling to make sure no residual mercury is left behind
  • We provide activated charcoal to take for full body detoxification
  • We also offer further detox options for purchase:
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Ozone Treatment Available For Additional Fee

Please read more about the benefits of using ozone here.

Call us to learn more at (818) 986-7470

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