Safe Mercury Fillings Removal
We provide mercury safe dentistry and only use biocompatible materials for ideal restoration.
Here at Dr. Grace Ordonez Clinic, we are well aware of the systemic effect your mouth has on your whole body. The materials utilized in dentistry can have either positive or negative subsequent effects; we provide mercury safe dentistry and only use biocompatible materials for ideal restoration.
Scientific studies on amalgam removal have recommended that dentist, staff and their patients can be exposed to higher than normal levels of potentially harmful Mercury vapor and other toxins. Placement and removal of amalgam fillings are common dental procedures that are not always performed safely. At Dr. Grace Ordonez Clinic, we are concerned about your safety. We have never placed amalgam restorations in our office, and our etiquette for removal offers a first line of defense providing a safe worry-free environment for your oral care.
If you have old mercury fillings in your mouth, we can remove them safely at Dr. Grace Ordonez Clinic. There are specific protocols and rules that have been set forth by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) for the removal of old mercury fillings. We follow this practice when we replace old mercury fillings. In doing so, not only are you being secure from harmful mercury vapors, but we are too. Bioaccumulation of mercury in our environment is a global concern that we are well aware of. In effort to protect our environment, we have a mercury retrieval system that traps 99 % of dental mercury to inhibit it from flowing into our local Waste Management system.
Removing Mercury Fillings
When removing mercury fillings, we respect a strict protocol. Here you see that the patient is equipped with a ‘rubber sheet’ know as a ‘dental dam’ for isolation of the subject tooth/teeth. This prevents contamination of mercury elements in the oral cavity during treatment.
The most concerning aspect when removing mercury fillings is the mercury vapor that is emitted into the air. Mercury is colorless and odorless — we cannot see it! Our etiquette ensures that protection is provided against this toxic vapor.
Pictured below you see a large hose unit; this is our Dental mercury vacuum. This unit is a high-volume mercury evacuation system that draws vapors away from the patient and health care providers. These vacuums clean the operatory air when performing extractions, high speed drilling and certain other procedures including dental Mercury amalgam removal. It is designed to capture and filter toxic odors, vapors and particulates away from the breathing area for a safer breathing environment