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Safe Amalgam Removal

Safe Amalgam Removal

Mercury-free Dentistry

As a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, your dentist at New Horizons Dental Center endorses mercury-free dentistry. Many patients have received dental amalgam fillings, a metal filling that contains a significant amount of mercury, which can be hazardous to health. Here at New Horizons Dental Center, we are trained to safely remove amalgam fillings without exposing the patient to mercury emissions.

Removing Amalgam Fillings

  • Before the procedure, the patient's eyes and skin are safely covered with the proper protection.
  • Oxygen is given to the patient during the procedure to prevent inhaling mercury vapor.
  • Using a rubber dam in the mouth for protection and a copious amount of water, an intense vacuum removes the amalgam from the tooth.

If you are in need of having your amalgam fillings removed, it is critical that the fillings are removed safely. Talk to your Herndon dentist if you are interested in having your metal fillings removed in a safe and efficient manner.