California Dental Group

Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings in Tustin CA

Come to California Dental Group for safe removal of amalgam fillings in Tustin CA.

Although the FDA has approved silver amalgam fillings for use in treating cavities, some experts believe the material is unsafe because it can emit small amounts of mercury vapor over time. The FDA does warn that mercury fillings need to be removed with caution, as breaking up the filling for removal can result in the release of more mercury vapor as well as mercury-containing particulates that could be inhaled or swallowed during the procedure. In order to protect your health when removing a metal filling, you must get safe removal of amalgam fillings in Tustin CA from a qualified dentist.

Protocols for Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings in Tustin CA

No filling will last forever, so eventually you will need to get safe removal of amalgam fillings in Tustin CA. We are up to date on the latest protocols for minimizing mercury release and exposure during and after the filling removal process, including:

  • 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 Tustin CA is just the first step. You will also need to replace the filling with a new restoration. At California Dental Group, we will help you weigh 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. Either way you can rest assured that you will receive a high-quality restoration placed as comfortably as possible from our expert dentists.

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.

Call your local dentist in Tustin at (714) 316-0903

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Office Locations

Dentist Glendale CA


609 S. Glendale Avenue
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 574-3098 More Information
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Los Angeles

4701 Eagle Rock
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 204-3120 More Information
Dentist Montrose CA


2101 Broadview Dr.
Glendale, CA 91208
(818) 743-4080 More Information
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North Hollywood

10400 Magnolia Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 741-3954 More Information
Dentist Tustin CA


13011 Newport Ave., Suite 205
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 316-0903 More Information
Dentist Upland CA


930 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite D
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 939-8022 More Information
Dentist Whittier CA


14322 Telegraph Rd., Suite A
Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 735-4992 More Information
Dentist Riverside CA


1717 Third St
Riverside CA 92507
(951) 292-4488 More Information
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San Bernardino

1666 Medical Center Dr. Suite #3
San Bernardino, CA 92411
(909) 252-7330 More Information
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South Gate

5841 Firestone Blvd. Suite C
South Gate, CA 90280
(562) 352-8500 More Information