Mercury Safe Dentists
At the office of Ramsin K. Davoud DDS, we are happy to provide your family with mercury safe dental solutions.
We believe in a biological approach to dentistry, which means that we focus on the oral systemic connection. Diseases of the mouth as well as material used in dental treatments can affect the wellness of the whole body.
What is mercury-safe dentistry?
Being a mercury-safe dental practice means that in addition to excluding the use of mercury in dental materials, we follow protocols for the safe removal of amalgam fillings. What does that mean to you? It means that our team is trained and experienced in keeping our patients and staff safe from mercury exposure while removing an amalgam filling.
Why is mercury a problem?
Mercury is a natural, albeit highly toxic material. It has been discontinued in products such as thermometers due to its toxicity, yet still exists in dental amalgam. These fillings were the standard for many decades. You probably either have or know someone who has a silver filling. When amalgam fillings are heated through simple processes such as biting or chewing, the friction causes vapors to be emitted. These vapors are then inhaled or absorbed into the body, which can have adverse effects on your health. There are many research studies that highlight the dangers of mercury exposure.
Safe removal of amalgam
We adhere to the following guidelines when removing amalgam fillings:
- The use of rubber dams to prevent particles going down the throat.
- A powerful suction system to contain vapor and particles.
- Removal of the amalgam filling in large chunks.
- Alternative air source to prevent mercury inhalation.
- Proper disposal of amalgam fillings to protect the environment.
To learn more about the benefits of mercury-safe dentistry and the safe removal of amalgam fillings, call (209) 666-8867 today.
Ramsin K. Davoud DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Rating : 5
Dr Davoud has made my dental experience amazing. Especially since I used to have a lot of anxiety going to the dentist. He really takes the patients fears and feelings into consideration and helps them overcome the fear of the dentist. I recommend him to all my friends and family.