Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings in North Hollywood CA
Come to California Dental Group for safe removal of amalgam fillings in North Hollywood 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 North Hollywood CA is essential.
Protocols for Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings in North Hollywood 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 North Hollywood 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
Safe removal of amalgam fillings in North Hollywood CA is just the first step. You will also need to replace the filling with a new restoration. You can rely on the experts at California Dental Group to provide the facts you need to make an informed choice among your options. You may choose to have a new amalgam filling placed because this material is strong, long-lasting, and less expensive. However, if you have a metal sensitivity or simply do not wish to have any amount of mercury in your mouth, you may 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?
If you are experiencing pain around a tooth with a metal filling or if you have noticed a black ring forming around your filling, these are likely signs that you need to have your filling replaced. Schedule an appointment with California Dental Group right away to get a professional opinion regarding your treatment options.
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