SMART Mercury Amalgam Removal

Comprehensive Guide to Safe Mercury Removal

In today’s health-conscious world, the discussion around mercury amalgam fillings and their impact on overall wellness has gained significant attention. Mercury, known for its toxic properties, is a component of many dental fillings, leading to growing concerns about its effects on health. This comprehensive guide delves into the importance of mercury removal, the holistic approach to safely eliminating mercury from your mouth, and how GreenEwe Dental’s holistic dental services stand at the forefront of this vital health initiative.

Understanding Mercury Amalgam Fillings

What Are Mercury Amalgam Fillings? 

Mercury amalgam fillings, commonly referred to as silver fillings, have been used in dentistry for over a century due to their durability and affordability. However, the mercury in these fillings can vaporize and be inhaled, posing potential health risks.

Health Risks Associated with Mercury Fillings

Research suggests that mercury vapor from amalgam fillings can lead to health issues ranging from neurological problems to immune system disorders. The continuous release of mercury vapor, especially during chewing, is a concern for many seeking a holistic and health-focused lifestyle.

The Importance of Holistic Dentistry in Mercury Removal

Holistic dentistry views oral health as an integral part of overall well-being. This approach prioritizes safe mercury removal to prevent potential health issues related to mercury exposure.

Why Choose Holistic Methods for Mercury Removal?

Choosing a holistic dentist for mercury removal ensures that the process is done safely, reducing the risk of mercury exposure during the procedure. Holistic dentists use specialized techniques and equipment to minimize mercury vapor inhalation, ensuring patient and staff safety.

Mercury Removal Process

The process of removing mercury amalgam fillings must be handled with care to avoid unnecessary exposure to mercury vapor.

Pre-Removal Assessment

Before embarking on the mercury removal process, a thorough pre-removal assessment is essential to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the procedure. This initial step is crucial for tailoring the removal strategy to individual health needs and dental histories. Here’s what the pre-removal assessment typically involves:

  • Comprehensive Dental Examination
  • Medical History Review
  • Mercury Exposure Risk Assessment
  • Discussion of Safety Protocols
  • Treatment Plan Customization
  • Patient Education and Consent

The pre-removal assessment is a critical first step in the mercury removal journey, setting the foundation for a safe, effective, and patient-centered approach to eliminating mercury from the mouth. At GreenEwe Dental, we prioritize your health and safety, ensuring that every aspect of the mercury removal process is conducted with the highest standards of care.

Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART)

The SMART protocol involves protective measures such as the use of dental dams, air filtration systems, and specialized suction to safely remove mercury fillings. This technique is crucial in minimizing mercury exposure during the removal process.

Post-Removal Care and Recovery

After the careful removal of mercury amalgam fillings, attention shifts to post-removal care and recovery, pivotal for promoting healing and maintaining oral health. GreenEwe Dental is dedicated to supporting patients through this recovery phase with tailored advice and follow-up care. Here’s what post-removal care typically encompasses:

Immediate Aftercare Instructions

Patients receive detailed aftercare instructions to minimize any discomfort and facilitate healing. This includes guidance on oral hygiene practices, recommendations for natural, soothing mouth rinses, and advice on eating soft foods in the initial days following the procedure.

It’s common to experience some sensitivity in the treated areas. Patients are advised on how to manage this, possibly including the use of sensitive toothpaste and avoiding extreme temperature foods and beverages for a short period.

Given the body’s exposure to mercury during the lifetime of the fillings, GreenEwe Dental may recommend specific detoxification protocols. These can include dietary recommendations, supplements to support the body’s natural detox pathways, and lifestyle adjustments to promote overall wellness.

Scheduling follow-up visits allows the dental team to monitor healing, address any concerns, and ensure that the removal sites are healing properly. These visits are also an opportunity to complete any additional restorative work that may be needed.

Recognizing the interconnectedness of oral health and overall well-being, patients are encouraged to adopt holistic health practices. This may include nutritional counseling, stress reduction techniques, and integrating natural oral health products into their daily routine.

 The removal of mercury amalgam fillings is just one step toward achieving optimal oral health. GreenEwe Dental works with patients to develop a long-term oral health plan, focusing on preventive care, regular check-ups, and adopting practices that support a healthy mouth and body.

Patients are informed about what to expect during the recovery phase, including any normal symptoms and signs that would warrant a call to the dentist. Emphasis is placed on open communication, ensuring patients feel supported and confident in their care.

Mercury Removal at GreenEwe Dental

Our Approach to Mercury-Free Dentistry

At GreenEwe Dental, we prioritize your health and safety through our holistic approach to dentistry. Our mercury removal services are designed to protect you from mercury exposure while ensuring a seamless and comfortable experience.

Expertise and Certification in Safe Mercury Removal

Our team is trained and certified in safe mercury removal practices, ensuring that every procedure is performed with the utmost care and precision.

Additional Holistic Services for Complete Oral Health

Beyond mercury removal, we offer a range of holistic dental services aimed at enhancing your overall oral health and wellness.

Detoxification and Oral Health Rejuvenation

After mercury removal, we recommend detoxification protocols to help your body recover from any mercury exposure. Nutritional support is also provided to aid in the healing process.

Mercury Removal

Making the Decision for Mercury Amalgam Removal

Making the decision to remove mercury amalgam fillings is a significant step toward a healthier, mercury-free life. Our team at GreenEwe Dental is here to guide you through every step of the process.

When to Consider Mercury Removal

If you have concerns about the potential health impacts of mercury fillings, or if you’re experiencing symptoms that may be related to mercury exposure, it’s time to consider mercury removal.

FAQs on Mercury Removal

Common Questions About Mercury Amalgam Removal Answered

Is Mercury Removal Safe?

Yes, mercury removal is safe at GreenEwe Dental. We follow the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART), employing advanced safety measures to protect patients and staff from mercury vapor during the procedure.

The duration varies depending on the number of fillings and their complexity but typically ranges from 20 to 60 minutes per filling. Your dentist will provide a tailored timeline based on a detailed assessment of your specific needs.

  1. Absorbent Mixture: To safeguard against potential mercury absorption, we provide an absorbent mixture for you to rinse with and swallow before the procedure.
  2. Full-Body Barrier: During the SMART procedure, we set up a full-body barrier that covers your head and neck, ensuring maximum protection.
  3. Oxygen-Breathing Tool: For added safety, an oxygen-breathing tool is used throughout the procedure to enhance your comfort.
  4. Dental Dam Application: To shield surrounding teeth and gums from potential mercury absorption, a dental dam is applied.

To prepare, ensure you have a thorough consultation with your dentist, adhere to any pre-procedure dietary or supplement advice for detoxification, and plan for someone to drive you home if necessary. Following your dentist’s specific instructions is also crucial for a smooth process.

The SMART procedure at GreenEwe Dental not only minimizes mercury exposure but also promotes holistic health by replacing harmful fillings with biocompatible materials. It’s part of our comprehensive approach to improve your oral and overall health, ensuring a safer dental environment and supporting your body’s detoxification process.

Next Steps for a Mercury-Free Smile

Embracing a Holistic Approach to Dental Care 

Embracing a holistic approach to dental care is more than just treating teeth; it’s about caring for your entire well-being. At GreenEwe Dental, we’re committed to providing you with safe, effective mercury removal services as part of our holistic dental care offerings. Schedule your consultation today and take the first step toward transforming your oral health and achieving a mercury-free smile. Schedule your free consultation today!