Mercury Removal Dentist Burr Ridge, IL – Mercury Removal Safe
There are several reasons a patient may choose to have their amalgam filling removed and replaced. Some are concerned about the aesthetics of the silver filling and wish to have a tooth-colored composite filling. Others are concerned with the mercury content of amalgam fillings. Then there are some that must be replaced due to damage or degradation.
Regardless of the reason, it’s important to seek a practitioner who is experienced in mercury safe removal techniques. If you are in the Burr Ridge, IL area, Dr. Janet Stopka has years of experience safely removing amalgam fillings.
Dr. Stopka’s practice focuses on the impact of dental materials on the entire body. Dr. Stopka’s practice is metal-free. She is well versed in the potentially harmful effects of mercury on the body, and has received training on following proper protocols for safe amalgam removal. Many patients in Burr Ridge, IL turn to Dr. Stopka when making the decision to have their amalgam fillings replaced.
The Mercury Safe Removal Process
When having your amalgam filling removed by Dr. Stopka, precautions are taken to minimize patient and staff exposure. These precautions include (but are not limited to):
- A high-volume air filtration system
- Cooling of the fillings with water and removal in chunks versus traditional drilling
- Oral vacuum
- A rubber dental dam
- Protective clothing and gloves
- Amalgam separator for proper waste disposal
Once the amalgam filling is safely removed, it can be replaced with a safe alternative. Metal-free options such as composite resin are tooth colored so that they blend in seamlessly. These fillings are applied directly to the tooth and do not expand or contract with temperature change which protects the tooth and filling from potential cracking.
Regardless of your motivation for having your amalgam filling safely removed, Dr. Stopka’s team can help. During your initial visit we can discuss your concerns along with what to expect during the removal process. If you are in the Burr Ridge, IL area, call us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about safe mercury removal.
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