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Greenville dentists offer safe amalgam filling removal

Safe Amalgam Filling Removal procedures from Dentists in Greenville

Silver amalgam fillings have been used for years to restore decayed teeth. However, the dangers and toxicity of mercury are well known leading guests to seek mercury safe dental practices. Greenville, SC residents searching for holistic dentists have turned to Dr. Palmer, Dr. Knause

and the team at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry. Our practice offers safe amalgam filling removal to guests who request it.

The dangers of mercury

Dental amalgam is used to restore decayed teeth. Amalgam is a combination of metals and may consist of tin, silver, mercury, and copper. Mercury binds the metals creating a strong, durable material. Although durable and possibly less expensive than alternatives, the amalgam mixture can come at a cost to your health. Mercury is toxic and has been linked to neurological problems, kidney issues, and pregnancy-related problems.

Mercury safe removal

Many guests already have silver fillings in their mouths. When requested or needed, those fillings can be replaced. Common reasons for amalgam removal include:

  • The current filling or tooth is fractured or decayed.
  • Guest concerns have arisen regarding mercury vapors from the filling.
  • Amalgam fillings can damage the tooth or discolor it. Tooth-colored replacements are biocompatible, durable, and aesthetically pleasing.

For guests who request amalgam removal, dental practices must adhere to specific protocols laid out by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). Drs. Palmer and Knause are accredited members of the IAOMT and follow the guidelines to ensure the health and safety of the guest and the dental team. Some of the safety measures include:

  • A separator to collect mercury waste
  • A filtration system to filter mercury vapors and particles
  • Protective gear for the staff
  • A dental dam and oxygen mask for the guest
  • Charcoal for the guest to chew to absorb residual mercury

Following the procedure, guests are given specific instructions to ensure the proper care and to watch for mercury toxicity symptoms. Your health is our priority. Contact Palmer Distinctive Dentistry today. (864) 332-4113

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Palmer Distinctive Dentistry
John J. Palmer, DMD | Daniel J. Knause, DMD | Debra G. Adams, DMD |
John R. White, DDS, DABDSM

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. Daniel J. Knause earned his B.S. in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University and his DMD from Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry. He’s well-versed in IAOMT protocol and holds membership in many prestigious associations.

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 that she is SMART certified through the IAOMT and is dedicated to giving our guests the best treatment possible.

A graduate from the University of Texas, John R. White, DDS, DABDSM has over 40 years of experience in providing health care services in the field of professional dentistry. He is renowned as a specialist in the field of sleep apnea as well as being a patient-friendly doctor who aims to provide the best possible oral health care possible. He has contributed to the dental community of professionals by lecturing across the country to share his wealth of knowledge on the subject.