A safe protocol for amalgam removal

J Environ Public Health. 2012;2012:517391. doi: 10.1155/2012/517391. Epub 2012 Jan 18.

Abstract

Today's environment has different impacts on our body than previous generations. Heavy metals are a growing concern in medicine. Doctors and individuals request the removal of their amalgam (silver mercury) restorations due to the high mercury content. A safe protocol to replace the silver mercury filling will ensure that there is minimal if any absorption of materials while being removed. Strong alternative white composite and lab-processed materials are available today to create a healthy and functioning mouth. Preparation of the patient prior to the procedure and after treatment is vital to establish the excretion of the mercury from the body.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dental Amalgam / toxicity*
  • Dental Restoration, Permanent / methods*
  • Humans
  • Mercury Poisoning / prevention & control*
  • Root Canal Filling Materials

Substances

  • Root Canal Filling Materials
  • silver mercury amalgam
  • Dental Amalgam