NC residents wonder what to do after amalgam filling removal
You have decided to lead a healthier lifestyle. You take care of yourself physically and mentally. Now you are concerned about the amalgam filling that was placed years ago. For NC patients who request it, Dr. William Virtue and the staff at Virtue Dental Care can safely remove silver-colored fillings. The process includes educating patients on what to do after amalgam filling removal.
Experience and extensive training
Dr. Virtue is SMART certified and is a fellow of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). In the past, he acted as president and secretary of the IAOMT. He is trained in safe mercury removal. Our practice follows strict safety measures laid out by the IAOMT to ensure patient safety.
The removal process
When patients request removal of amalgam fillings, our office prepares using IAOMT protocols. Exposure to even tiny mercury particles and vapor can have negative effects on patient health. Some of our safety standards include:
- An amalgam separator to collect mercury waste.
- A filtration system to remove mercury vapors and particles.
- The patient chews charcoal before and after the procedure to help absorb mercury.
- The patient wears protective gear including an oxygen mask.
Recovering from your procedure
Even with stringent safety standards and protective gear, it is possible for some mercury to be ingested. We recommend a mercury detoxification plan. It can begin up to a week prior to filling removal to prepare the body, and continue for a month following the procedure to rid the body of toxins. The program consists of taking vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, zinc, selenium, and magnesium for their detoxification and antioxidant functions. Good nutrition and daily exercise are also necessary eliminate toxins from the body.
Virtue Dental Care offers holistic general dentistry services as well as cosmetic, and orthodontic care. Schedule your appointment today Virtue Dental Care Patients call (336) 679-2034 and New Patients call (336) 679-2034.