Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings in Whittier CA
Come to California Dental Group for safe removal of amalgam fillings in Whittier 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, 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 Whittier CA from a qualified dentist.
Protocols for Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings in Whittier 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 Whittier CA. We utilize the following protocols to minimize patient and staff exposure to mercury vapor:
- 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 Whittier 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. For extremely decayed teeth, you may need to have a crown placed. But for smaller cavities, you can choose between a silver filling and a white composite one. Silver fillings are stronger and less expensive, but they are also very obvious when you laugh or smile. 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.
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