Biological Dentistry Irvine

Biological Dentistry Irvine CA Dr. David Son’s early dental training reflected the attitude of the times – save teeth. He gradually comprehended a deeper responsibility; how the dentistry he performs affects the patient’s whole health. Today, his methods have evolved into biological dentistry, a holistic concept that respects the uniqueness of each Irvine area patient.

Mercury-free and mercury-safe dentistry

Amalgam fillings contain about 50 percent mercury. The toxin is inhaled, absorbed, and ingested, accumulating in the body over time. Dr. Son practices mercury-free dentistry, placing NO amalgam fillings. Instead, he utilizes the safest, most body-friendly, non-metal restoration materials available.

The team at David Son DDS is trained in mercury-safe dentistry. This is a strict protocol for safe removal of amalgam, that includes:
  • Use of powerful ventilation/evacuation equipment in treatment rooms.
  • A mask ensuring that the patient breathes only medical-grade oxygen during the procedure.
  • An isolation dam to prevent mercury vapor and particles from being inhaled or swallowed.
  • A liquid sprayed into the mouth to detect possible mercury leaks.
  • Many other safeguards for the patient, dental team, and environment.

Biocompatibility testing

Did you know that many materials are available for dental restorations? Even in one category, such as filling material or porcelain, there are numerous different compounds. Conventional dentistry is designed with “most people” in mind. Yet a material that is safe for one individual could be harmful to another.

Dr. Son recommends biocompatibility testing for all patients. This test checks for antibodies in your own blood to more than 100 chemicals and metals used in dental materials. A computer program then compares your sensitivities to specific brands. Using this method, Dr. Son selects materials most suitable for your personal makeup and long-term health.

There is much more we’d like to tell you about healthy biological holistic dentistry. In Irvine call (949) 565-4929 to schedule an appointment.

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