Welcome to Tooth & Co., where your dental health is our top priority. We understand the concerns surrounding the use of mercury in dental fillings and are committed to providing a safe and effective solution for our patients. Our team is dedicated to ensuring a comfortable and secure experience during the removal of mercury fillings.
Mercury has been a common component of dental amalgam fillings for decades. While these fillings have proven to be durable and effective, concerns have been raised about the potential health risks associated with mercury exposure. Mercury is a toxic substance that, in certain circumstances, can be released as vapor, leading to inhalation and absorption into the body.
The American Dental Association (ADA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have affirmed the safety of dental amalgam fillings for the general population. However, certain individuals may be more sensitive or have allergies to mercury. Additionally, some patients choose to have their mercury fillings removed for cosmetic reasons.
At Tooth & Co., we offer safe mercury filling removal to address these concerns and provide our patients with peace of mind. Our approach combines advanced techniques and strict safety protocols to minimize exposure to mercury during the removal process.
Before the removal process begins, our experienced dental team conducts a thorough examination to assess the overall oral health of the patient. This includes evaluating the condition of the mercury fillings and identifying any potential issues that need to be addressed.
Ensuring the safety of both the patient and our dental team is our top priority. Before the removal procedure, we implement rigorous protective measures, including the use of a rubber dam to isolate the tooth being treated. This prevents the ingestion or inhalation of any mercury particles that may be released during the removal process.
To further minimize the risk of mercury exposure, we provide patients with an external oxygen supply throughout the procedure. This ensures that they receive clean, uncontaminated air and reduces the likelihood of inhaling any mercury vapors.
Our state-of-the-art equipment includes high-speed evacuation systems that effectively capture and remove any particles or vapors released during the removal process. This helps maintain a clean and safe environment within the treatment area.
Our skilled dentists utilize advanced and precise removal techniques to minimize the amount of mercury released during the process. We employ a minimally invasive approach, carefully sectioning the amalgam filling to facilitate safe and efficient removal.
Tooth & Co. is equipped with a specialized mercury separator unit that captures and separates mercury particles from the wastewater generated during the removal process. This ensures that mercury is not released into the environment and complies with environmental regulations.
Once the mercury filling is safely removed, the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the placement of a biocompatible and aesthetically pleasing alternative, such as composite resin or porcelain. Our goal is to not only address the health concerns associated with mercury fillings but also to provide our patients with a functional and natural-looking restoration.
At Tooth & Co., we prioritize your health and well-being. Our safe mercury filling removal process reflects our commitment to providing comprehensive and patient-centered dental care.
If you have concerns about your existing mercury fillings or are considering their removal, schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable dental team. Experience the difference of safe and precise mercury filling removal at Tooth & Co. in Fairhope, AL – where your smile is our specialty.
We are an unrestricted provider, which means that our office is not in-network with any dental insurance. But, we are able to file your claims for you and have your insurance reimburse you directly. This means that you will be responsible for paying for your visit up front and the insurance company will send you a check to reimburse you for the portion they cover. Please check out our amazing in-house membership plan which is a much better alternative than traditional dental insurance.