Safe Amalgam Removal

David Michaels – your Woodstock Dentist – offers safe amalgam removal which involves a high-volume vacuum, catching amalgam particles and mercury vapours.

Woodstock Dental Centre offers safe amalgam removal, involving a very powerful vacuum system to minimize the exposure to mercury vapour and amalgam particles. The evacuator tip is kept close to the filling during the entire time the filling is being removed. This helps capture more of the mercury vapour and amalgam particles.

Alternative Air Source

An alternative air source is also used while your amalgam fillings are being removed. An alternative source of air isn’t necessary when the tooth is being prepared for the new filling and while the new filling is placed. But during the actual amalgam removal, you will be provided with a nasal hood through which to breathe oxygen from a tank. It’s important to concentrate on breathing through the nose and avoid breathing through the mouth while mercury amalgam silver fillings are being removed.

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Safe Amalgam Removal - Woodstock Dentist - patient breathing nasal hood - closeup

Safe Removal of Mercury Amalgam/Silver Fillings

Safe Amalgam Removal - Tooth with Mercury Amalgam/Silver Filling

Tooth with Mercury Amalgam/Silver Filling

Rubber Dam Isolation

As well as using an alternative air source and high-volume vacuum, a rubber dental dam is placed when possible to ensure that no amalgam particles enter the mouth during filling removal. This also reduces – if not eliminates – any oral exposure to mercury vapours.

Patient with Special Needs

The consensus is to not remove mercury amalgam fillings during a pregnancy or during nursing. An alternative source of air is recommended when removing amalgam fillings from the teeth of pregnant and nursing mothers, patients who have multiple allergies and sensitivities, immune system problems, or any other health issues that could be related to chronic mercury poisoning.

Safe Amalgam Removal - teeth with mercury amalgam fillings with rubber dam isolation

Teeth with mercury amalgam fillings with rubber dam isolation

Learn more about Dental Amalgam.

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LOCATION

741 Dundas Street,
Woodstock, ON,
N4S 1E8

226-406-5878

Toll Free: 1-833-537-6667
Tel: 519-537-6666
Fax: 519-537-7135

Email: info@woodstockwellnesscentre.com

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday : 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturdays(2 per month) - 8:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday: Closed