Is it safe to remove mercury fillings?
Patients who have mercury fillings may be aware of the dangers that have been discovered in recent studies. The mercury content of these fillings can be toxic to the human body. Many patients schedule appointments with Dr. Brianne Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry to ask, “Is it safe to remove mercury fillings?”
Removal of mercury fillings
It is necessary to remove mercury fillings from the smile to replace them with composite resin, a safer material for long-term use. Dr. Brianne Luu understands how important oral health and wellness can be, and knows how dangerous it can be removing mercury fillings without following certain safety protocols. Therefore, she strictly follows the safety standards set by the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology). This organization ensures their members have the highest of standards for mercury filling removal.
Why should mercury fillings be removed safely?
Mercury fillings can release toxins into the air and the body that are extremely harmful. By not following strict protocols for safe removal, the safety of the patient, staff, and even the patient entering the room following a removal procedure are at risk.
What are some protocols and standards followed by the team at Gentle Care Dentistry?
Dr. Brianne Luu follow some of the most important standards set by the IAOMT, including, but not limited to:
- Use of adsorbents prior to procedure
- Adequate air filtration
- Protective gowns and covers for all individuals
- Special face shields and hair coverings
Book an appointment with Dr. Brianne Luu today!
Contact Dr. Brianne Luu and the staff of Gentle Care Dentistry today to schedule a visit and learn why it Is safe to remove mercury fillings. Her practice can be reached at +1 626-466-9596 and is conveniently located at 310 North Citrus Ave., Suite A. Dr. Luu welcomes new patients.