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The use of mercury safe dentistry is becoming more and more important over the years as patients in and around the Burr Ridge, IL area are educated on how silver amalgam fillings can negatively impact their overall health and wellness. Dr. Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC is a holistic dentist who fully understands the biology behind the mouth and the body. In fact, she is an active supporter of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicity) and continually studies the link between the oral cavity and medical conditions throughout the body. This oral-systemic connection can have a dramatic impact on one’s health.
Because of the many dental and health problems associated with mercury fillings (often called silver amalgam fillings), she is proud to provide safe mercury removal. Mercury removal must be done in a certain manner to reduce exposure to the mercury vapors that can escape when the fillings are being broken up and taken out of the tooth. Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC follows the protocols set forth by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology to ensure the safety of all who are in the treatment room during removal.
After the safe removal of mercury, these fillings are replaced with safe materials. Our Burr Ridge, IL practice encourages patients to consider the placement of composite resin fillings when replacing their silver amalgam fillings. Composite resin filling is easy to place, matches the color of the natural tooth enamel, and is not affected by temperature changes as silver amalgam fillings are. This ensures a better fit, more safety, and a more aesthetic replacement option. The entire process, from removal to replacement, can be done in just one appointment at the request of the patient and can reduce their risks of mercury toxicity and conditions linked to silver amalgam fillings within the smile.
If you live in or around the Burr Ridge, IL area and want to speak with a biological dentist such as Dr. Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC who has your health and best interests in mind, contact her today!
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Janet S. Stopka is a driven, passionate and renowned professional in the field of dentistry. Her ability to provide patient-centered care and insistence on healthy biological dentistry has created an environment of trust and comfort amongst herself and her patients.
Whilst being a patient-oriented expert, she is also a strong advocate of mercury safe dentistry and invests in the latest technological equipment to assist and reduce risk during complicated dental procedures.
She is also a progressive and keen member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology).