Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings in Glendale CA
Come to California Dental Group for safe removal of amalgam fillings in Glendale CA.
While silver amalgam fillings are considered safe by the FDA, many experts believe that the risks of this mercury-containing material outweigh the benefits. However, everyone agrees that improper removal of an amalgam filling can expose patients to elevated levels of mercury, as patients may inhale mercury vapor or ingest mercury particles as the filling is drilled out. Therefore, safe removal of amalgam fillings in Glendale CA is essential.
Protocols for Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings in Glendale CA
If your fillings have begun to fail due to damage or age, or if you simply want to eliminate the look of metal in your mouth, California Dental Group can provide safe removal of amalgam fillings in Glendale CA. We follow the latest industry protocols to protect our patients, such as:
- Use of a rubber dam to keep particulates out of the patient’s mouth
- Removing the filling in large pieces to minimize the need for grinding
- Keeping the filling cool with a water spray to reduce vapor release
- Removing vapor and particulates with suction
- Covering skin to prevent contact with spattered particles
- Safe disposal of hazardous mercury waste
Replacing your Amalgam Fillings
After safe removal of amalgam fillings in Glendale CA, you will need to have some sort of new restoration applied to the tooth to protect it from further decay and discomfort. At California Dental Group, we will help you weigh your options. If you were happy with the durability and cost of your old silver filling, you may choose this material again. If you found the amalgam filling unattractive or experienced any kind of metal allergy or sensitivity, you will want to choose a white composite filling. Because composite fillings are completely metal-free, they emit no mercury vapor. They also look very natural and are virtually indistinguishable from your natural tooth. No matter which option you choose, California Dental Group will strive to ensure you are totally comfortable throughout the procedure and fully satisfied with the result.
Do You Have Questions About Your Fillings?
Are you experiencing pain or discoloration around an old metal filling? Are you worried about mercury vapor during pregnancy? Schedule an appointment with California Dental Group right away to get a professional opinion regarding your treatment options.
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