Remove Silver Fillings Safely
What You Need To Know
Thousands of people are looking for safe mercury fillings removal. Our qualified dentist can consult you on whether it is in your best interest to remove the mercury fillings — mainly because the filling can be close to the nerve.
If you are a good candidate for mercury filling removal, there are safe methods to removing mercury, such as barrier and ventilation techniques.
Read on to discover how mercury fillings are bad for you and how bestto safely to remove them like John and Rebecca did.
What Are Alternative Names For Silver Fillings :
- Amalgam fillings
- Silver fillings
- Silver amalgam fillings
- Mercury amalgam fillings
- Dental amalgam fillings
What is a mercury filling? Mercury fillings are the most commonly used cavity fillers in England and America, used for over 150 years. Also called “silver fillings”, they contain 50% mercury by weight. Yes, mercury, the infamous neurotoxin (meaning it messes with your nervous system).
Some dentists across the world are using this cheap amalgam in patients’ mouths, including children and pregnant women. Fortunately, there are much safer alternatives, namely porcelain or composite resin..
Health Disorders -
The body of evidence that amalgam fillings can cause a broad range of health disorders is continually growing. At the same time, the technology for safe amalgam removal has forged ahead. For these reasons, Eternal Smiles advocates that patients become aware of the mercury free dentistry options because the dental and overall health benefits are proving to be substantial.
Some patients find their healths improve alot after amalgam removal treatment. Some have their health practitioner advise them to remove mercury fillings with us.
We use BPA free and Fluoride free fillings.
To correctly remove and replace amalgam fillings it is critical to assure that you will not absorb more of the material in the removal process.
13 Reasons To
Have Silver Fillings Removed
You should have your mercury fillings removed because of the health effects of mercury toxicity:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Heart disease
- Insomnia (read about the dangerous effects on the body of sleep deprivation)
- Kidney problems
- Memory loss
- Motor skill dysfunction
- Multiple sclerosis
- Personality changes, including anxiety and irritability
Another reason to have your mercury fillings removed is the unsightly metallic color. Purely for aesthetic reasons, you may not like the way your smile or laugh looks with the metal color drawing attention to your dental health.
Even the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends phasing out mercury amalgam fillings over the next decade.
How To Safely Remove Silver Fillings
- You will be given a slurry of activated charcoal.
- You and the staff will wear protective gowns and/or coverings.
- Dental personnel will wear respiratory-grade masks, face shields, hair coverings, and non-latex gloves.
- The patient will wear a nasal mask to deliver air to breathe through the nose.
- A saliva ejector will be placed under the dental dam to reduce mercury exposure to the patient.
- A non-latex dental dam will be placed and sealed over the patient’s mouth. The dental dam is like a square sheet of material to prevent mercury from going down the throat.
- A mouth barrier dental dam will be used to stop mercury fillings being swallowed.
- A lot of water will be jetted onto the filling to reduce heat during removal to reduce ambient mercury levels.
- A conventional high-speed evacuation device captures mercury discharge during the removal.
- Using a small-diameter carbide drill, the mercury amalgam will be sectioned into chunks to be removed. The larger the chunks removed, the fewer mercury vapors.
- After the removal, the patient’s mouth will be thoroughly flushed with water. In most cases, the patient will be given another slurry of activated charcoal and/or chlorella.
- Afterward, the dental staff will take many precautions to safely dispose of the gloves, coverings, and mercury itself, as well as to clean all the equipment.
“Thank you for helping me feel better. I feel alot better after a few weeks.” John Prestel
BPA Free or Fluoride Free Fillings
Once removed we replace the restoration with quality, strong reliable bpa free and flouride free composite resin restoration materials or metal free porcelains.
For small to medium fillings we use high quality, strong, reliable and aesthetic composites with low shrinkage properties (to prevent post-operative sensitivity).
If the cavity is large a metal free porcelain inlays, onlays or crowns (to strengthen the tooth).
How To Detox After Silver Filling Removal
- Break a sweat every day, then shower it off so your skin doesn’t reabsorb it. Perspiration can get rid of all sorts of toxins. To sweat, you should exercise, but you could also sit in a steam sauna or infrared sauna.
- A high-fiber diet can aid bowel movements. You want your intestines working efficiently, so the toxins are not reabsorbed into your bloodstream from the intestines. Avoid any food allergens altogether, or anything that could negatively affect your bowel movements.
- Drink lots of filtered water. It’s good for digestion, and it’s good for your kidneys, which are very susceptible to mercury toxicity.
What dietary supplements might a dentist recommend for mercury detox?
- Spirulina (best with barley grass juice extract)
- Activated charcoal
- Organic sulfur
- N-acetyl cysteine
- Methionine (dl-methionine)
- Garlic extract
- Cilantro essential oil
- Milk thistle
- Fiber supplements
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Glutathione (liposomal glutathione is best)
Note: A dentist will not recommend all of the above supplements. Also, consult a healthcare professional before starting any new dietary supplement.
What foods/drinks to avoid during mercury detox:
- Seafood, particularly tuna and salmon
- Artificial sweeteners
- Chewing gum
- Food allergens
- Processed foods
What to eat / drink while detoxing after mercury removal:
- High-protein foods
- Fresh vegetables (preferably organic)
- Healthy fats like seeds, nuts, egg yolks, avocados, and sugar-free yogurt
- Unprocessed oils, like avocado oil, sesame oil, and flax oil
- Healthy spices, like garlic and ginger
- Vitamin C-rich foods
- Wild blueberries
- Apples (the skins are the important part)
- Plenty of water
Health issues with using amalgam silver fillings
In 2015, UK Medicines Information stated that in mothers who are breastfeeding, it may be a useful precautionary measure to avoid the placement of mercury fillings in non-urgent dental procedures.
Other countries, including Indai, Sweden, Norway and Denmark have banned the use of mercury fillings. This is principally related to concerns regarding environmental pollution.
As a precautionary measure, the UK Department of Health advised a couple of years ago, against the use of mercury fillings in pregnant women because of the potential risk of harm to the unborn child. And lately in children under 16 years of age.