How to enjoy safe mercury removal of silver amalgam fillings
Over the years, studies have continued to show the damage that mercury can have on the human body. Yet many dentists in Austin, Texas, and beyond still use silver amalgam fillings to treat patients with tooth decay. This can leave patients at significant risk for mercury toxicity. Working with a mercury-safe dentist such as Dr. Christopher Naranjo of Greenbelt Dental Health allows you to not only have these mercury fillings removed but also replace them in a safe and effective manner.
How does safe mercury removal work?
To remove silver amalgam fillings safely, it is vital that the dentist uses specialized equipment. This includes a high-speed suction device, an isolation tool, a separate breathing apparatus, and a rubber dam for the patient’s mouth to ensure that no mercury is ingested or inhaled by the patient. Our dental rooms are also equipped with special filtration devices to ensure the room is safe for both patients and staff during the removal of these fillings. Taking these steps helps reduce the risk of exposing patients to further mercury poisoning during the removal process.
Once all of the silver amalgam fillings have been removed from your mouth, Dr. Christopher Naranjo will begin working on restoring any areas of decay safely. He offers tooth-colored composite resin fillings and esthetic porcelain crowns as an alternative to traditional silver amalgam for those who wish to have this material removed from their mouth. The composite resin fillings are a safer and more aesthetically pleasing option for our patients to consider when restoring their smiles.
How do I find out more about removing mercury fillings near me?
If you reside in Austin, TX, or the surrounding areas and are interested in having your old silver amalgam fillings removed and replaced with safer materials, please call (512) 472-3565 for a consultation appointment with our team.
We are conveniently located at 1301 West 25th Street, Suite #402, and welcome new and returning patients and families to visit Dr. Christopher Naranjo to discuss their concerns and find ways to improve the safety and beauty of their smiles!