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Silver Mercury Fillings (amalgams) Removal

Dr. Palmer and Dr. Bill Virtue teaching other dentists
Dr. Palmer and Dr. Bill Virtue teaching other dentists the Mercury Barrier Protection Protocol.
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Our goal as your dental care provider is to help you achieve optimal oral health as well as general wellbeing. Your holistic dentist takes great care in the choosing of dental materials and techniques. One of the most recognizable aspects of holistic dentistry is the avoidance of amalgam dental fillings.

Dental amalgam has been widely used for more than a century. Called "silver fillings," silver mercury fillings (amalgams) contain a variety of metals, all bound together with mercury. Though there has been longstanding support for the use of amalgam fillings, even mainstream dental associations are now changing their stance, providing warnings for the use of silver mercury fillings(amalgams) in young children. At Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, we do not care what your age, your systemic health is too precious to risk with the placement of amalgam.

Why avoid silver mercury fillings(amalgams):
  • Amalgam does not hold mercury. This substance leaks from fillings continuously, increasing when fillings warm up during mastication.
  • Mercury is classified as a neurotoxin. As such, it has been removed from a number of household and consumer products. This poisonous substance, the second-most of all elements on earth does not belong in the human body.
  • The World Health Organization recommends mercury exposure of no more than 1.6 micrograms per kilogram of weight per week. A single silver mercury filling (amalgam filling) weighs about 2 grams, or 2 million micrograms. Of this, half of the content is mercury, for 1 million micrograms. The organization states that dental fillings account for the largest amount of mercury in a person's body.
  • Studies link mercury exposure to a number of serious health conditions affecting the immune, digestive, urinary, respiratory, and cardiac systems. Exposure to this substance is also linked to deterioration of brain cells.
  • Studies also link the amount of mercury detected in a newborn correlate directly with the number of silver mercury fillings (amalgams) in the mother's mouth.

Why should silver mercury fillings (amalgams) be removed - Dr. John Palmer

Why should Mercury fillings be removed - Dr. John Palmer
Mercury fillings constantly emit mercury vapors. You might breathe-in this vapor and you actually retain 20% of what you breathe-in. When you get enough of it, it's going to be stored in certain cells where it can cause damage to Mitochondria or it can hurt nerve endings. Watch the video to learn more on why the Mercury fillings should be removed as Dr. John Palmer explains.
Silver or black fillings in people's mouths are 50% Mercury. Mercury is the second most toxic substance for a human. It doesn't make a lot of sense to have it in your teeth because when it doesn't stay in your teeth it's constantly going into your body.

The problem is they constantly emit mercury vapors. When you brush your teeth, when you eat on them or you drink some hot coffee they emit more vapor and it is in your mouth. You might breathe-in this vapor and you actually retain 20% of what you breathe-in while you exhale the rest of it.

What you retain can be methylated in the gut or it can cross into the brain. When you get enough of it, it's going to be stored in certain cells where it can cause damage to Mitochondria or it can hurt nerve endings.

Some people have the right genetics where they can excrete this mercury pretty good and it doesn't cause them any problems. Other people retain more of it and with time it can cause many kinds of chronic diseases. My opinion is it will be a lot better to get them out of your mouth.

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Removing silver mercury fillings (amalgams) for improved health

There are many dental practices in which silver mercury fillings (amalgams) are avoided. There are fewer dental practices skilled in the safe removal of this toxic substance. An amalgam filling should not simply be drilled down and removed. The exposure to mercury particles would be far too great with this approach. Hence, many dentists advise their guests to leave silver mercury fillings (amalgams) in place as long as they are intact.

Dr. John Palmer is a fellow of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. His skill in the safe removal of amalgam fillings is extensive and he trains other dentists in the strict protocols so that they, too, may provide the safest care to their guests.

Amalgam removal takes place with precautions including:
  • The placement of a rubber dam to isolate the tooth and keep mercury particles from coming into contact with oral tissues.
  • Clean, mercury-free air delivered via a comfortable nasal mask to inhibit the inhalation of mercury particulates.
  • High volume suction with mercury filters to minimize mercury release into the air.
  • Protective garments for dentist and staff.
  • In-office air purifiers to remove mercury particulates from the immediate environment.
Are you ready to get the toxic materials out of your mouth? Call Palmer Distinctive Dentistry on (864) 879-6494 and schedule a consultation.

How silver mercury fillings (amalgams) are removed at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry explained by Debra G. Adams, DMD

How mercury is removed at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry explained by Debra G. Adams, DMD
How should your mercury fillings be removed safely? Does every dentist follow the safety protocols required? Watch this video to learn more about the safe removal of mercury as Dr. Adams explains.
How important is it to follow safety protocols when removing mercury?
A normal dentist would grind it out, and this will create huge exposure because he hasn’t done anything to protect the patient.

In such a case, it could be more dangerous to get the mercury out than leaving it in. So when it is taken out, it should be done properly.

What are the measures Palmer Distinctive Dentistry take when removing mercury?
We cover the patient completely with protective clothing. We have a barrier that’s in their mouth, and it prevents them from breathing any of the vapors when we remove mercury.

We use high volume suction units during the procedure, and also have filtration systems in the office that run constantly to remove any mercury from the air.

My team and my self, wear biohazard suits and respiratory masks during the procedure. The patient is also breathing oxygen rather than breathing room air.

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John J. Palmer, DMD
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Debra G. Adams, DMD
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Ashley Hurley, 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.

Dr. Ashley Hurley has been in private practice since 2020 and is thrilled to join our Palmer Distinctive Dentistry holistic dental office as a Dental Associate! Dr. Hurley earned her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University (2012-2015), a certificate from the LECOM post-baccalaureate program, and her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in 2020. Dr. Hurley has worked on multiple scientific projects. She has also volunteered in various ways for communal service over the years. She is excited to positively affect the Upstate community by serving you while assuring your trust is always in good hands.