Law prohibits health care providers from recommending that mercury fillings be removed due to health concerns; but I can advocate mercury filling removal because they crack teeth. Here’s our procedure for safe mercury removal as recommended by the International Academy of Oral Medical Toxicology (IAOMT).
● Use of a non-latex rubber dam to prevent you from swallowing any debris
● Pure oxygen canula to prevent mercury vapor inhalation
● High volume evacuator at the site for initial debris removal with continuous water irrigation
● Secondary evacuation outside the mouth via mercury-trapping air filtration
● Slow, soft drilling to prevent an aerosolized mercury plume
● Waste-water mercury trap to protect our delta and bay
Your health is important to us which is why we follow these guidelines set forth by the IAOMT.
Learn more about the IAOMT on their website by clicking here.