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The safest amalgam filling removal includes specific steps in our Greenville, SC office

Most adults who have had cavities filled have amalgam fillings. Dental amalgam is the material most widely used for the repair of damaged teeth, viewed as an affordable, effective alternative to gold. Which was commonly used in earlier days of dentistry. Amalgam fillings have become a source of concern in the past several years, as more people are learning of the dangers associated with the mercury content of such fillings. Mercury is a highly toxic substance that has been removed from most consumer products in numerous countries. Amalgam fillings are approximately 50 percent mercury.

Amalgam Filling Removal Greenville SC from Palmer Distinctive Dentistry


There are several reasons a person may wish to have amalgam fillings removed. Mercury in amalgam fillings heats up and releases vapor when food is chewed, or when warm foods or beverages are consumed. Additionally, we frequently hear from individuals who are tired of dark spots in their smiles, who wish to have metal fillings removed and replaced with a tooth-colored filling that looks far more natural. The team at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry is not only skilled in mercury-free dentistry, but is also mercury safe. What this means to our guests is that amalgam filling removal in our Greenville, SC practice follows specific steps.


In order to protect our guests and ourselves during the removal process, we follow the safety protocol outlined by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, which includes:

  • Isolation of the tooth using a rubber dam decreases the ability of mercury particles to reach other parts of the mouth.
  • Alternate air source for the guest to prevent the inhalation of tiny mercury particulates that may enter the air around the mouth.
  • High-powered suction is also used during the removal of amalgam fillings to remove the highest amount of particulates as soon as they may enter the air.
  • Precision in technique, in which fillings are “cut” rather than drilled, removing fillings in larger pieces significantly decreases the potential release of vapors.
  • Constant cooling of filling material during removal is achieved with both water and air, limiting the release of mercury vapors.
  • A HEPA filter and ion generator in the treatment room work in unison to maintain clean air.

In addition to taking steps that protect our team and our guests, we also follow safety protocols that outline the safest disposal method, so that environmental mercury contamination does not occur.


Palmer Distinctive Dentistry is committed to dental care that promotes health and wellbeing. Contact our office today for your visit with Dr. Palmer.

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Palmer Distinctive Dentistry

Palmer Distinctive Dentistry best dental office near Greenville, SC
John J. Palmer, DMD
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Debra G. Adams, DMD

At Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, we believe that oral health and overall wellness are linked. This is our focus when attending to our guests’ dental needs. Giving beautiful, healthy smiles to the residents of Greenville, SC is our goal.

Heading our team is Founder Dr. John J. Palmer, a Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry graduate. A dedicated holistic dentist and pioneer in advanced dentistry, he incorporates the latest technologies and IAOMT-certified methods and stays abreast of modern developments in biological dentistry.

Dr. Debra G. Adams received her Bachelor of Science from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL, and worked as a dental assistant, before graduating from dental school at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr Adams is SMART certified through the IAOMT and is dedicated to giving our guests the best treatment possible.