Safe Amalgam Removal In Glasgow Scotland
Mercury Amalgam Removal
Mercury Safe Dentistry
Some people are anxious about dental amalgam and potential exposure to mercury from existing fillings or during the removal and replacement process. We have a long reputation for helping people who are anxious about dentistry for a wide variety of reasons. If you are anxious about amalgam fillings and mercury, we promise to listen to your concerns as part of your overall dental care and assuming that it is clinically appropriate to remove and replace these fillings.
Reasons for Amalgam Removal
Amalgam fillings can be removed and replaced for a number of reasons
- For a whiter more attractive smile
- Many people have concerns about the mercury contained within amalgam fillings
- Decay under the filling
- Broken or worn fillings.
The Berkeley Clinic Safe Amalgam removal team
Dr Stewart Wright is a holistic dentist who has been amalgam free for almost all of his nearly 40-year career. He has grown an international reputation for his holistic approach to treating patients. Dr Gow is president of the International Society for Dental Anxiety Management and has been mercury amalgam free for over 10 years now. If you are worried about your mercury fillings, possible mercury poisoning or exposure then get in touch today.
Removing and Replacing Metal Fillings Protocols
We promise to follow SMART protocols as part of our ‘Safe Amalgam Removal’ at The Berkeley Clinic. These protocols include:
- An amalgam separator collects mercury amalgam waste so that it is not released into the effluent from the dental clinic.
- Each clinical room where mercury fillings are removed has adequate filtration in place. We use the IQ Air filtration system.
- Patients are given the option of using a slurry of activated charcoal to rinse and swallow before the procedure.
- Protective covers can be provided for the patient.
- Non-latex nitrile gloves will be utilized by the dentist and the dental team.
- Face shields are used by the dentist and the dental team.
- A properly-sealed, respiratory grade mask rated to capture mercury may be worn by the dentist and the dental team or they may also wear a separate air supply.
- External air or oxygen is delivered via a nasal mask for the patient also is used to ensure that the patient does not inhale any mercury vapour or amalgam particulate during the procedure.
- A dental dam that is made with non-latex nitrile material is placed and properly sealed in the patient’s mouth.
- A saliva ejector may be placed under the dental dam to reduce mercury exposure.
- Copious amounts of water to reduce heat and a conventional high-speed evacuation device to capture mercury discharges be used to reduce ambient mercury levels.
- The amalgam is sectioned into chunks and removed in as large of pieces as possible using a small diameter carbide drill.
- Once the removal process is complete, the patient’s mouth is thoroughly flushed with water and then rinsed out with a slurry of charcoal.
It is also important to be aware that, despite strict protocols and our best efforts, it is impossible for us to guarantee absolutely zero exposure to mercury during the removal of the amalgam.
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Are you unhappy with your smile, do you get embarrassed by your crooked and discoloured teeth? Is it difficult to eat the foods you love? Would you like to replace missing teeth with a fixed solution, have straighter whiter teeth and get the smile that you’ve always wanted? Call the Berkeley Clinic today to book your consultation and get the smile you've always wanted.Contact us today