The controversy regarding health risks with dental mercury amalgam fillings is in the headlines once again! A recently published article in Dr. Bicuspid, a renowned dental website, discussed the dangers of mercury exposure during the removal of dental mercury amalgam fillings.
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This article highlights a study published in the Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology (July 17, 2019) which found mercury exposure during amalgam filling removal to be up to seven times higher than safety limits set by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as well as the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (AOHS).
Dr Kaur and Dr Laabs understand the health risks associated with dental mercury amalgam fillings and do not place any mercury amalgam fillings.
Our doctors have specialized training in safe amalgam mercury filling removal and follow very strict protocols.
At TKDDS, our doctors are SMART CERTIFIED in safe removal of mercury amalgam fillings for everyone involved. This protocol protects not only you the patient, but also the the TKDDS Team and others in the office. Our procedures are very different than conventional dental offices, here are some examples of the ways we limit your mercury exposure:
- Utilization of a Mercury Vapor Vacuum
- Utilization of a Rubber Dam
- Copious amounts of water during removal to keep friction and heat down
- Use of extra protective barriers for patient and clinician
- Specialized removal technique to limit exposure
- Optional Charcoal and/or Chlorella
- Living Plants throughout our clinic to keep our clinic environment clean
- Use of Ionizing Air Purifiers throughout office
To read more about SMART certification, please see the link below.