Patients find safe removal of amalgam fillings in Irvine, CA
The dangers of mercury are well known. With concerns about mercury toxicity, patients and dentists are turning to mercury safe practices. This includes the request for the removal of amalgam fillings. Located in Irvine, CA, Dr. David Son follows specific protocols for safe mercury removal to ensure the safety of patients and the dental staff. Dr. Son focuses on the health of the mouth as well as the health of the overall patient.
The dangers of mercuryFor years, dental practices have used amalgam to restore decayed teeth. Amalgam is a mixture of metals that may contain tin, silver, mercury, and copper. Mercury binds the metals forming a strong, durable material. Although the amalgam fillings are often less expensive than alternatives, it comes at a cost to your health. Mercury is toxic, the fillings can break or damage the tooth, and aesthetically, the tooth looks discolored.
Mercury safe removal practicesWhen requested, patients may undergo mercury filling removal. The removal of mercury fillings is often a cost effective choice that benefits patient health. Fillings may be removed for the following reasons:
- Damage to the filling or tooth has occurred due to fracture or decay.
- The patient has concerns about mercury vapors emitted by the amalgam filling.
- Tooth-colored fillings are biocompatible, durable, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing.
- State-of-the-art equipment is utilized to safely ventilate and remove airborne vapor. A dental dam is used to isolate teeth.
- A liquid metal finder is sprayed into the mouth to locate all possible mercury leaks.
- The patient wears an oxygen mask throughout the procedure to ensure he/she is only breathing in medical grade oxygen.
- Dental personnel wear protective gear.
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Why They Choose Us
Reviewed by Scott R. “What will likely matter most to people, Dr. Son is the absolute best at making sure you feel ZERO pain. His numbing process is the equivalent of breathing. You just don't know when the process has started and then your gums are numb. Sounds to good to be true. That's the feeling I get every single time I go through the process.
Dr. Son is very patient and genuinely gives off a positive comforting energy. I've been maybe 7 times and each time I leave grateful.”
Reviewed by Joe M. “Dr Son is a very skilled and knowledgable dentist. Better yet, he is friendly and you can tell he cares. His staff all made me feel comfortable and well taken care of. From the moment I came in for my first visit 4 years ago I knew I had found a great office that I could count on for my dental care.”
Reviewed by Emily C. “Amazing! I was looking last year for a holistic minded dentist for major work on my teeth. After hours and hours of searching and speaking to offices mainly in LA, I found Dr Son. His prices were much better than the holistic dentists in LA and his attention to detail and kind heart put me at ease.
I literally almost fell asleep while having a crown put in, it was that pleasant. (I used the gas and the mouth piece that rests gently to keep mouth open while they work and act as a suction. It’s a genius invention that I haven’t seen at other offices I consulted with.)
His office staff and assistants are top notch and the hygienist corrected me on several habits no other hygienist had addressed in detail which I know will save my teeth from future work.
I suggest getting in with them before they become to hard to get a new patient appt. (That’s what happened with my holistic Endocrinoligist;)
Thanks Dr Son!”