We at Total Body Dentistry advocate the Patient's Right to Information.
Part of this is informing the patient of the risks involved in removing dental amalgam fillings. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) - with their infographic above - explains that the process of removing - much like placing or handling dental amalgam - releases mercury into the air: whether through mercury vapors or through microscopic debris.
However, if the patient is properly informed of the risks - he or she should have the right to choose to go with through with the process or not.
When the patient does, we urge the patient to find a dental office equipped with the latest technology that's able to handle such a risky process. Most importantly, find a dentist who is trained on how to perform the process - safely.Â
Please get in touch with us for any concerns or questions regarding dental amalgam fillings. Call us at (632) 7235167.Â