Metal Filling Replacement
Mercury is the most poisonous, naturally occurring substance on earth. Yes, more toxic than Lead, Cadmium, or Arsenic.
Mercury, a known neurotoxin, makes up 50% of amalgam fillings, which also contain silver, copper and tin. Mercury exposure from amalgam fillings may contribute to health issues, and more health-conscious patients are opting to have amalgam filling replaced with healthier alternatives.
Safe Amalgam Removal
Doctors all over the world remove amalgam filling without regard for the safety of the patient or themselves. When amalgam fillings are removed, they emit high levels of mercury vapor which a patient breathes and ingest if proper precautions are not taken to lessen exposure.
Dr. Aver and Dr. Ganzman are both mercury free dentists who follows safety strategies established by International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT) for the removal of amalgam fillings. They use physical methods, barriers and ventilation techniques to lessen mercury exposure.
Once the amalgam filling is safely removed, our office can begin restoring the tooth with much healthier materials.
What to Expect...
To guard against any further exposure to mercury, we cover the patient's face and/or shade the eyes to prevent splattered amalgam particles from landing on the skin and in the eyes
We provide patients with a pure oxygen source via a nasal mask. Special ventilation systems and room air purifiers are used to reduce ambient mercury vapor throughout the office.
⮞Contained Treatment and Removal
In an effort to isolate the treatment area, we provide each patient with a well fitting non-latex dam and/or Isolite mask. The use of specialty tools for the quick and effective removal is necessary. For each patient, new carbide cutting burs are used to minimize the amount of shavings of the amalgam filling while grinding. The doctor sections amalgam to remove in large pieces. An ample amount of water sprayed through an air water syringe directed onto the tip of the cutting bur is used to keep the temperature down, thereby reducing vapor pressure within the mercury. Then for removal, the area is surrounded by a high volume suction tip. A separate suction waste water system is used for proper disposal.
⮞Pre and Post Removal Guidance
Our office provides patients with appropriate physical support, and nutritional and homeopathic guidance prior to amalgam removal as well post removal such as a detox treatment plan, depending on patient’s medical condition.