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Why Safe Mercury Removal is so Important

Silver amalgam dental fillings can be unhealthy and have a negative impact on the smile and even your overall health. That’s why removing them so carefully is essential for the health and well-being of you, your Calgary dentist, and everyone involved in the procedure. Learn more about our safe mercury amalgam removal procedure & how we can help you achieve total oral and overall well-being.

Over the years, many dentists have used silver amalgam fillings to repair cavities. However, in recent times, studies have shown that this material, which is made up of approximately 50% mercury, can be harmful to your oral and overall health. 

That’s why, today, our Calgary holistic dentists provide biocompatible and holistic dental care with mercury-free dental fillings made from ceramic or composite material. 

Some of the great benefits of these fillings include: 

  • More natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance 
  • Great durability and longevity 
  • Less toxic 
  • More resistant to stains and abrasions 

Our Holistic Dentists Offer Safe Mercury Removal Services in Calgary 

Our Calgary holistic dentists strive to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health and excellent general well-being. That’s why we take an integrated approach to dental care to help you reach an optimal level of health. 

We use only the safest and most biocompatible materials, including composite dental fillings, and offer minimally invasive and state-of-the-art dental treatments, such as safe mercury removal, to keep your mouth and body healthy. 

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How Can Silver Amalgam Dental Fillings Be Removed Safely? 

Mercury is not a safe material, and when it is placed in the mouth, it can result in toxicity. That’s why patients who have existing silver amalgam dental fillings may want to talk to their Calgary holistic dentist about removing and replacing them in a safe and effective manner. 

At our dental clinic, we follow the safest amalgam removal procedures set up by the IAMOT. Some safety steps may include: 

  1. The use of gowns or covers for everyone in the room to protect them against mercury vapours
  2. Use of face shields and coverings by dental staff and patients
  3. Utilization of an amalgam separator 
  4. The room in which the procedure is being done will have proper ventilation and a high-volume air filtration system to remove mercury vapours from the air 
  5. Dental dams are placed to seal off the mouth of the patient to minimize their chances of ingesting mercury vapour 
  6. Amalgam fillings will be removed in large chunks to reduce mercury vapour exposure 

Why Should I Choose Alternatives to Amalgam When Dental Fillings are Required? 

Once your silver amalgam dental fillings are removed, it’s important to fill the area once again with a more biocompatible and safer material. Our team often recommends the use of a composite resin filling, which are not only more aesthetic, but also much better for your oral and overall health. 

We are your partners in achieving optimal oral health 

Do you have amalgam fillings you want to remove? We encourage our patients to ask our dentists about the procedure and learn more about the importance of mercury-free dentistry. 

Talk to Our Dentists About Safe Mercury Removal 

Our Calgary holistic dentists are always happy to educate you on all your treatment options when it comes to mercury removal. We can also recommend amalgam alternatives, such as composite fillings. 

During a comprehensive consultation, we can help you understand the entire process of safe mercury removal and come to a decision together about which treatment plan is right for you. 

To find out more about our safe mercury removal procedure and how we can help you achieve total body wellness, contact us at 403-245-9099 or use the contact form below


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