Safe Mercury Removal

At Saddle Peak Dental, we are committed to providing not only exceptional dental care but also ensuring the overall health and well-being of our patients. One significant aspect of our dedication to your safety is offering Safe Mercury Removal services, also known as Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART). Our dentists use the SMRT protocol and prioritize your health and the environment by following strict protocols for the safe removal of dental amalgam fillings.

Understanding the Risks of Mercury Amalgam Fillings

Dental amalgam has been a commonly used filling material for decades due to its durability and affordability. However, dental amalgam consists of a mixture of metals, including approximately 50% mercury, a toxic element known for its potential health risks. While the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have stated that dental amalgam is safe for most patients, we believe in taking a proactive approach to protect your well-being.

The Importance of Safe Mercury Removal

When dental amalgam fillings are disturbed or removed without proper precautions, there is a risk of mercury exposure through mercury vapor inhalation and ingestion. At Saddle Peak Dental, we adhere to the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) protocols for Safe Mercury Removal to minimize these risks and safeguard your health, as well as the health of our team members and the environment.

Safely Removing Mercury

Here is how we do safe mercury removal:

Patient Consultation and Examination:

Before any removal procedure, our experienced dentists will conduct a thorough examination of your oral health and discuss your concerns and medical history. We will explain the Safe Mercury Removal process and address any questions or apprehensions you may have.

Isolation and Protection:

To prevent the ingestion or inhalation of mercury particles, our dental team will employ a rubber dam or a similar isolation technique during the removal process. This creates a barrier between the amalgam filling and the rest of your mouth, minimizing the risk of exposure.

Air Filtration and Ventilation:

Our treatment rooms are equipped with high-quality air filtration systems to capture and reduce mercury vapor levels during the removal procedure. We also use additional ventilation to ensure a clean and safe environment.

Protective Attire:

Our dental team will wear appropriate protective attire, including gloves, masks, and eyewear, to further minimize the risk of mercury exposure.

Safe Removal Techniques:

Our dentists use precise and careful techniques to remove amalgam fillings, minimizing the amount of drilling and potential mercury release.

Replacement with Biocompatible Materials:

Once the amalgam filling is safely removed, we offer a range of biocompatible and aesthetically pleasing dental filling materials as a replacement option.

How to Get Started With Mercury Removal

At Saddle Peak Dental, we firmly believe in the importance of safe and responsible dental practices. Our Safe Mercury Removal services demonstrate our dedication to providing the highest standard of care while protecting your health and well-being. If you have concerns about your existing amalgam fillings or are considering their removal, our knowledgeable team is here to guide you through the process and ensure your safety every step of the way.

Protect your health and smile with confidence by choosing our Safe Mercury Removal services at Saddle Peak Dental. Schedule a consultation with our dentists, and together, we will create a plan that prioritizes your well-being and sets the foundation for a lifetime of optimal oral health. Contact us today to take the next step toward a safer, healthier, and more sustainable smile. Your health is our priority.

How Can I Be Assured That Mercury Removal is Safe?

Ensuring the safety of mercury removal during dental procedures is vital, and there are key factors to consider for a safe experience. When seeking mercury removal services, it is crucial to choose a qualified dentist who follows established guidelines. Protective measures, like using a rubber dam, proper respiratory masks, and air filtration systems, should be employed to minimize mercury vapor exposure during the removal process. By adhering to these safety protocols and working with a reputable dental professional, patients can have peace of mind knowing that their mercury removal procedure is conducted with the utmost care and concern for their well-being. Here at Saddle Peak Dental, our experienced team specializes in removing mercury safely. 

What Are the Benefits of Removing Mercury? 

The removal of mercury dental amalgam can provide several benefits to both oral health and overall well-being. By replacing amalgam fillings with modern, biocompatible materials, the risk of mercury exposure through vapor release is significantly reduced. This can contribute to a healthier mouth and potentially alleviate certain systemic symptoms associated with mercury sensitivity. Moreover, removing old amalgam fillings helps prevent further dental issues, such as decay caused by cracks or leakage in the fillings. Overall, safe mercury removal by a qualified dental professional offers a proactive approach to promote oral and systemic health for patients seeking a mercury-free dental solution. Contact Saddle Peak Dental for mercury removal in Montana.