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Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal

  /  Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal

As licensed dentists in the state of Minnesota, Dr. Kaur and Dr. Petersen are able to engage with patients in education regarding controversial dental procedures and guide each patient through the informed consent process. Although Dr. Kaur and Dr. Petersen are unable to recommend dental mercury amalgam removal unless there is a defect in your existing mercury amalgam filling, pathology in your tooth surrounding the mercury amalgam filling, and/or an acute allergic response to the mercury amalgam itself, YOU have the right to make decisions regarding your body and the health care you wish to receive.

Consultation Appointment

– Offer both sides of controversial dental procedures

– Help you become familiar with differing philosophies in relation to dental materials and procedures

– Discuss the risks, benefits, advantages, disadvantages and costs of all treatment options (including no treatment) and replacement materials

– Recommend a medical consultation with a physician should you believe your dental mercury amalgam fillings are contributing to acute or chronic health challenges

– Review the TKDDS Informed Consent for Non-Standard Dental Treatment and ensure you understand  all options and risks before moving forward with mercury amalgam filling removal

Once you understand the information reviewed in the consultation appointment and sign our informed consent for non-standard dental treatment, Dr. Kaur and Dr. Petersen can ethically and legally commence with your dental revision. Dr. Kaur and Dr. Petersen are both SMART Certified in the safe removal of mercury amalgam restorations.

IAOMT SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) Protocol for Patient Protection

Slurry of charcoal or chlorella for patient to rinse and swallow before procedure
– Binds heavy metals (mercury)

Full body, impermeable barrier
– Protection from aerosols and particulates

Full head/face and neck barrier under and around rubber dam
– Protection from aerosols and particulates

External oxygen via nasal mask
– Protection from inhalation of mercury vapor
– Supports immune system

Non-latex rubber dam properly placed and sealed
– Physical barrier to protect against swallowing or ingesting amalgam filling debris

Saliva ejector placed under rubber dam
– Assists in mercury vapor removal

Mercury vapor vacuum placed in close proximity to patient mouth
– Assists in mercury vapor removal

Copious amounts of water to reduce heat
– Assists in reduction of mercury vapor released from fillings

High speed evacuation
– Assists in mercury vapor, aerosol and particulate removal

Section amalgam into “chunks”
– Decreases mercury vapor release from filling

Post procedure- thorough rinse and rinse, swallow slurry of charcoal or chlorella
– Binds heavy metals (mercury)

It is recommended that you remember to drink copious amounts of water, take appropriate supplements, and eat a diet high in fiber to aid in maintaining open detoxification pathways before and after the dental appointment.

DO NOT TAKE ANY ORAL VITAMIN C on the day of the dental visit if you will be receiving local anesthetic (novacaine). Vitamin C has the ability to drastically reduce the effectiveness of the anesthetic making it necessary to use an extra amount, or to wait extra time before it becomes effective. If desired, oral vitamin C can be taken after the dental visit is completed