Amalgam fillings are being removed by thousands of dentists around the world every day. Many of those dentists are unconcerned with the possibility of mercury exposure that can come out of a tooth while it is being drilled out. Unfortunately, the dental establishment as a whole, believes amalgam to be a stable material that releases very little mercury into the body. Studies have shown though, that cutting amalgam with a bur causes small particles to become released and subject patients and dental staff to mercury exposure. In one experiment, research showed that after swallowing the same amount of amalgam during a removal procedure, volunteers had a 3-4 fold increase in plasma mercury the next day and a 50% rise in urine mercury for up to a month afterward in 10 subjects.
At Seattle Dental Care, our holistic dentist ensures to provide each of our patients with a safe and positive amalgam free experience. If you are looking for safe mercury removal, please contact holistic dentist Seattle WA at (206) 728-1330 or visit us at 2107 Elliott Ave Ste 210, Seattle, WA 98121. We will be happy to guide you further.