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.
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.