Years ago, having an amalgam filling may have seemed like a good idea. However, the silver filling may have expanded overtime, causing tooth damage. You may now have an unsightly tooth in need of treatment and a new filling. Patients often ask, “Is there a dentist near me recommended for safe amalgam filling removal?” The answer is “yes” and this highly recommended dentist can be found at Brookstone Place in Social Circle. Patients have been turning to Dr. Jones for years for his skills and expertise in safely removing and disposing of amalgam. In doing so, the dentist follows strict protocol set by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.
Amalgam is composed of about half mercury and other metals. Dr. Jones and our staff take many precautions to remove amalgam fillings safely. We wear non-latex gloves and remove the amalgam in chunks rather than grinding it. We use a high suction vacuum to remove mercury particles and vapors. Amalgam can pose a danger to patients as well as the environment. By safely disposing of amalgam, we can safeguard the environment from potential hazards.
Aesthetics and tooth damage are common reasons patients request amalgam filling removal. Some patients simply do not want metal in their mouths any longer. Others have worn or damaged teeth from clenching and grinding. Although it is rare, some patients are allergic to metal. They may develop symptoms such as rashes and itchy skin due to amalgam fillings. We can replace the fillings with tooth-colored composite resin. The material is versatile, durable and blends nicely with the smile.
During a consultation appointment, Dr. Jones will carefully examine the mouth, teeth, and gums and review medical records before the procedure. We may take x-rays to examine the jawbone and soft tissues. After the procedure, patients can embrace healthier and more natural looking, beautiful smiles.
Do you have an amalgam filling that bothers you? Dr. Jones can remove it. He has more than 40 years of experience in dentistry and provides gentle and compassionate care. Schedule a consultation with him by calling our friendly team at 770-464-1900 today.
There are several reasons patients request amalgam filling removal. They range from cosmetic to health reasons. When patients want the silver fillings removed and disposed of safely, they can visit Social Circle Dental. With Dr. Jones, they are in skilled and gentle hands for every step of the procedure. Dr. Jones will explain the reasons patients ask him to remove amalgam fillings.
Why patients want amalgam fillings removed
Tooth damage and esthetics are common reasons patients ask Dr. Jones to remove amalgam fillings. Since amalgam is composed of about half mercury and other metals, Dr. Jones will safely remove and replace them with biocompatible materials. Constant chewing adds pressure to the teeth. Habits such as grinding and clenching the teeth can wear them down. Eventually, the teeth may chip and crack. If the teeth become damaged, Dr. Jones can restore them before other issues develop. Patients also turn to Dr. Jones for cosmetic reasons. The silver appearance of the fillings may be bothersome when smiling.
Where patients can count on safe dental care
Dr. Jones operates a mercury free and mercury safe dental practice, which means he keeps the potential danger of amalgam out of his office and has the training to remove safely and dispose of amalgam. He has training from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, which includes following a strict protocol for the safe removal and disposal of amalgam. The removal of an amalgam filling involves taking many measures to protect the patient, dentist, and staff. We wear protective garments and non-latex gloves during the procedure. A rubber dam or a similar material called Isolite is used to isolate the tooth. We administer oxygen through a comfortable nasal mask and utilize a high volume suction vacuum with mercury filters. We use in-office air purifiers to remove mercury particulates from the immediate environment.
Mercury can pose a danger to people as well as the environment. At Social Circle Dental, we take the appropriate precautions to ensure safe and effective amalgam filling removal. Do you want to explore the treatment? If you do, call 770-464-1900 today.
Social Circle Dental is a holistic dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures, while focusing on your overall health and well-being.