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The significance of safe mercury removal in our Greenville practice

As disturbing research surfaces, more and more people are beginning to question the rationality of amalgam fillings. These fillings, comprised of about 50 percent mercury, have been the standard for many decades, so why the change? Our Dangers of Mercury page can provide insight into the reasons health-conscious people are looking for alternatives.

Safe Mercury Removal Greenville from Palmer Distinctive Dentistry


In addition to wanting a different material for new dental fillings, many people wish to have existing silver mercury filling (amalgam) removed, a practice that the mainstream dental establishment frowns upon, except in instances of fracture. The issue with removing silver mercury filling (amalgam) is, without proper precautions, guests and the dental staff are subjected to further exposure to toxic mercury in their efforts to improve health.


Thousands of dentists regularly remove amalgam fillings, without considering this subsequent exposure. In many instances, amalgam fillings will be removed and replaced with new amalgam fillings! Although the American Dental Association holds the position that the mercury in amalgam fillings are safe, dentists who electively remove amalgam fillings are admonished for causing “unnecessary exposure to excess mercury.”


Mercury has been studied in multiple forms for many years. This substance is no longer used in thermometers, as it once was, due to its toxicity and danger to living organisms. Although studied to a lesser degree than mercury itself, or mercury vapors, amalgam particulates are now also seen as a problem. These tiny particles are produced during the standard drilling removal of amalgam fillings, 65 percent or more of this cloud being smaller than one micron.


This tiny size is easily inhaled deep into the lungs, where they break down into the system and become absorbed into the body over the course of a few days. Research has shown that the exposure to mercury in this way could measure one hundred times that of exposure through vapors alone.


Although no scientific literature exists on the specific topic, it is common knowledge in the dental community that, often, guests who have had amalgam fillings removed become sick shortly thereafter, regardless of what material was used as a replacement to that filling.


Dentists who have long known of the dangers of mercury also recognized, long ago, that removing such fillings posed a risk of excessive exposure. Organizations like the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology have established precise protocols for the removal of amalgam fillings in an effort to avoid this excessive exposure. It is by following these protocols that we work with our guests.


Your health is an important aspect to your holistic dentist, who knows how amalgam fillings can affect the entire body.


Contact Palmer Distinctive Dentistry for more information about holistic dentistry, our practice, or mercury fillings.

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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.