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Steps You Can Take In Preparing For a Safe Amalgam Filling Removal

Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings Irvine CA

It is a known fact that everyone with a dental restoration containing metals, and especially trace levels of mercury, are physically exposed to these metals present in the restoration materials. One particular culprit of this is the amalgam filling. This form of filling has been proven to release trace amounts of toxic mercury into the bloodstream continuously. With alternatives available to his patients, Dr. David Son wants to remove these toxic materials from your body and replace them with holistic and biocompatible materials such as composite resin fillings. At David Son, DDS in Irvine, California, Dr. Son performs safe removals of amalgam fillings for his patients.

Dr. Son is one of the only two US doctors that hold the prestigious certification from the Swiss Biohealth Clinic in Switzerland and is the only certified doctor in California. He is qualified to provide the safe removal of these toxic materials from your body and replace them with alternative holistic and biocompatible materials such as composite resin fillings.

How these metals, such as mercury vapor, affect the body can differ from patient to patient, but experience has shown that a patient’s health does improve once their mouths have been cleaned up of their amalgam fillings. If you are in the process of deciding if you want to replace old existing dental work, such as an amalgam filling, with biocompatible materials, you should understand the process and safeguards put in place by your dentist to remove these toxic materials.

The Safety of Amalgam Removal

Safeguards taken during the amalgam removal process can vary from dentist to dentist. Still, Dr. Son takes exact and thorough measures to make sure both his patients and his staff are kept safe from the toxicity of mercury and other metals. Mercury is an especially toxic substance, but thanks to the safeguards put in place by Dr. Son, he is able to remove it from your mouth in a very safe manner. Dr. Son will follow specific safety regulations during the removal procedure, which include:

  • Cutting edge ventilation system for the removal of airborne vapor
  • Liquid metal locator for the detection of possible mercury leaks
  • Application of an oxygen mask to the patient during the amalgam removal to make sure they are breathing in only medical grade oxygen
  • Protective gear worn by Dr. Son and his staff

These steps are followed diligently during every amalgam removal procedure Dr. Son and his staff perform. Once all amalgam has been removed, it will be properly and safely disposed of, and the area of the tooth where the filling was removed will be thoroughly cleaned before a new tooth-colored composite resin filling is put in place.

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What You Can Do to Detox

No matter how many safety measures are put in place, the likelihood of some level of ingestion of mercury vapor or amalgam particles can be expected. Studies show that amalgam removal can also cause a redistribution of heavy metal toxins within the body. The metals within an amalgam filling are significant oxidizers and can promote free radicals within the body, leading to the depletion of essential nutrients within the body. Ensuring you are prepared nutritionally for resistance to this exposure will help reduce any adverse reactions. What follows are some basic steps you can take to prepare your amalgam removal. The reaction to this exposure will vary from person to person, and if you are more sensitive to metals or have been ill, you should talk with your dentist about an individualized detox plan.

An easy step to take is to up your Vitamin C intake leading up to the procedure. It is recommended that you intake at least 3,000 milligrams daily. Vitamin C is the most important antioxidant, but you can also look to up your intake of alpha-lipoic acid and vitamin E. If you are more symptomatic to mercury toxicity, you may even want to consider an intravenous Vitamin C treatment.

Certain minerals also help enzymes within your body detox and perform their antioxidant functions. Critical minerals you can supplement leading up to an amalgam removal include zinc, selenium, and magnesium. These trace minerals are the most important and will help prepare you for the amalgam removal process.

If you are seeking a safe biological dental experience for amalgam removal in the United States, reach out to Dr. David Son DDS in the Irvine, California area. Call (949) 565-4929 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Son.

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Why They Choose Us

Dr. David Son

Dr. David Son - Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. David Son brings a wealth of experience gained over two decades as a top biological dentist to our practice in Irvine, CA. He is recognized as an exceptional dentist due to his expertise and qualifications, among which is training in biological dentistry from Swiss Biohealth Clinic in Switzerland: Dr. Son is one of the few dentists in California to have been trained at this prestigious biological dentistry institute. His expertise benefits patients who are seeking advanced biological dental treatments from a dentist dedicated to excellence.