Can any dentist remove mercury amalgam “silver” fillings?
Dentists remove fillings every day. However, this is usually done in a manner exposing the patient to dangerous levels of mercury. Therefore, it is best to seek out a dentist who knows how to protect the patient from this increased exposure is also knowledgeable in detoxification protocols.
Our procedures for mercury amalgam filling removal are consistent with those deemed to be “safe” by the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology), of which Dr. Hanus is a member, and include:
Finding a dentist properly trained in safe mercury filling removal and inquiring about the following amalgam removal protocols:
Utilizing an efficient suction system in the oral cavity with a special tip or its equivalent to contain amalgam particles and mercury vapors.
Utilizing a nitrile (rubber) dental dam to protect from breathing mercury vapors through mouth or from swallowing scraps of mercury fillings.
Operating a vacuum system at maximum efficiency.
Applying copious amounts of water to the filling during removal.
Removing the amalgam in segments to minimize the generation of mercury vapor and amalgam particulate.
Providing the patient and dental staff with a mercury-free source of air.
IAOMT video on “Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings”
Through years of thought and practice we have designed a way for our patients to experience the highest dental amalgam removal. We laid out the key components in what patients should look for.
Patient and staff safety
Pre removal preparation
An experienced dentist
A safe evacuation of mercury vapor and particles