Mercury filling removal is becoming an increasingly popular procedure. Dental amalgam (silver fillings) is prepared with liquid mercury. When used as a dental restorative, mercury amalgam is extremely hazardous to health. This means that patients with silver fillings have significantly higher risks of developing serious chronic illnesses and disorders.
In 1991, the World Health Organization confirmed that mercury contained in dental amalgam is the greatest source of mercury vapor in non-industrialized settings.
Amalgam Removal in Miami, Florida
Amalgam removal and replacement is a common procedure. However, mercury filling removal must be performed with extreme caution. Patients must make an appointment with an experienced mercury removal dentist to ensure health complications do not arise during the procedure. Specifically, dental professionals must protect patients from mercury vapor and amalgam fragments during the procedure.
At Assure A Smile, we employ the following to protect patients during routine mercury filling removal and replacement procedures:
- Dental dams are used to cover the mouth, protecting soft tissues from exposure. Dental dams also help to prevent mercury vapors and amalgam from entering the esophagus and airway.
- Air filters are used to prevent inhalation of mercury vapor during extraction and replacement.
- Advanced filtration systems are used dispose of mercury amalgam in a safe and eco-conscious way.
Meet Dr. Herrmann: Expert in Mercury Filling Removal
Watch the video below as Dr. Herrmann describes his personal experience with mercury poisoning. Dr. Herrmann founded Assure A Smile to help Miami residents lead healthier lives, beginning with a higher level of holistic dental care. This includes not just prohibiting mercury use in the office, but also safely removing mercury fillings for patients who received this hazardous material from other dentists in the past.
Replace Mercury Fillings
Of course, safe mercury filling removal is just one half of the journey toward a healthier smile. Replacing mercury fillings is the final step. At Assure A Smile, we are committed to providing patients with restorative materials that look beautifully natural, without any known toxins or side effects. When replacing dental amalgam, we offer safe non-toxic white composites that are bio-compatible with the body.
Learn More About Safe Mercury Filling Removal in Miami
To learn more about safe mercury filling removal with Miami dentist Dr. Theodore Herrmann, contact Assure A Smile online or call or friendly front desk directly at 305-274-0047.
Official Source: Read Mercury in Health Care, published by the World Health Organization, to learn more about the dangers of mercury in dentistry.