What’s in Your Mouth? (Part 2)
So, if mercury is a known neurotoxin, and it’s in the mouths of millions of people, what are the options for removing it safely? And what is a safe material to replace it with?
Thankfully, there is a safe protocol in removing silver mercury fillings in such a way that the mercury vapor exposure is reduced. That protocol is referred to as SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique). Not all dentists utilize this system, so it is important to seek one out that implements safe mercury removal. As you may already know, Origin Dental Wellness is only one of several in this region and the entire state of Oklahoma that adhere to this method. This protocol includes isolation of the mercury filling upon removal, use of oxygen for the patient to breathe, specialized air filters present in the room, protective coverings over the patient, and appropriate nutritional support.
Once the silver mercury filling has been removed, options for replacement can include composite resin materials as well as porcelain ceramics. These materials are beautifully aesthetic, matching the color of the natural tooth, as well as safe for the health of the patient.
If you have silver mercury fillings and are concerned about the condition they’re in and what they could be doing to your body, please call us to schedule a Wellness Assessment. We’ll partner with you towards your best health. 918.74.SMILE