Enjoy safe mercury removal with Greenville area holistic dentist at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry
Many guests in the Greenville, SC, area are unaware of the materials being used in their smile to repair or reconstruct it. Dr. Deb Adams, and our team at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry encourage new and current guests of the practice to educate themselves further on the benefits of safely removing and replacing silver mercury fillings (amalgams) fillings with a holistic dentist. Silver mercury fillings (amalgams) removal needs to be done to unique guidelines to ensure safety to both guests and staff.
What are silver mercury fillings (amalgams)?
For many, many years, dentists have used a wide range of materials to protect and repair the teeth. Fillings, which are used to address cavities, are commonly done in most dental facilities. In the past, silver mercury fillings (amalgams) have been used. These fillings contain 50% mercury, a substance that is toxic to the human body. This neurotoxin leaks from silver amalgam fillings and into the body, subjecting individuals to toxic substances and exposure that is often linked to a variety of health conditions including digestive, urinary, cardiac, and immune system issues.
Because silver mercury fillings (amalgams) are not biocompatible with the body, Dr. Deb Adams of Palmer Distinctive Dentistry eliminates the use in our practice. Instead, she uses composite resin bonding that is safer, more aesthetic, and does not expand and contract with temperature changes. Additionally, she provides safe and effective removal by following specific recommendations and protocols from organizations such as the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology). She is a holistic dentist that focuses on providing the best possible care for guests, including the use of SMART (safe mercury amalgam removal technique).
How are silver mercury fillings (amalgams) safely removed?
Mercury toxins are released when the amalgam fillings are heated or exposed. Because of this, it takes great care and attention to remove and replace these fillings for to reduce the risks of toxicity to those in the treatment room. This means that Dr. Deb Adams has to follow certain protocols and standards to protect everyone present during the removal. Silver mercury fillings (amalgams) removal, done safely, may include:
- The use of special air filtration techniques to remove toxins from the room
- Personal protection equipment for both guest and staff
- Special removal procedures including eliminating breaking down the fillings
- Reduced heating and handling of the silver amalgam filling to avoid exposing toxins
- Proper disposal of fillings after removal for environmental safety
Request an appointment today
Dr. Deb Adams and our team at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry in Grenville, SC, is committed to ensuring guests have access to holistic, biological, and safe dental care with a trusted and experienced dental professional. If you live in the community or surrounding areas and are interested in learning more about the benefits of silver mercury fillings (amalgams) removal and replacement, contact the practice by calling (864) 879-6494 to request a consultation appointment with our staff. We are here to help new and current guests achieve better oral health and wellness and learn about the safety and effectiveness of the appropriate materials used in the oral cavity.