Out with the Old – Non-Toxic Amalgam Removal
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We’ve delved into the details and advantages of Biomimetic dentistry in past articles; the basis of which is to restore your teeth to their natural strength, appearance, and optimal operative state. Well, like the old adage, “out with the old and in with the new,” it is necessary to remove old mercury-amalgam fillings to reap the benefits of the bio-compatible approach of Biomimetic dentistry. Like all of our provided dental services in Prescott, AZ, the doctors at Prescott Dentistry take all the necessary precautions when engaging in non-toxic amalgam removal along with many other .
Very specific protocols are followed when removing mercury-amalgam fillings to in order to diminish exposure to the material released during the non-toxic amalgam removal. These precautions are based on the health and needs of each individual, keeping in mind that some may have metal toxicities, chemical sensitivity, and other environmental intolerances.
These precautions include the following: protective eyewear and face/nose mask, tooth isolation system that minimizes exposure to particles, vapors, and aerosols by evacuating air from the oral cavity, proper large “chunk” removal techniques instead of pulverization, oxygen through the nasal cavity to assist breathing, and using Chlorella herbal rinse and supplements, and several IV therapies to assist in detoxification after amalgam removal.
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