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Houston’s Best Mercury Amalgam Fillings Removal Dentist

Currently, there are over 180 million Americans with over 1.4 billion mercury amalgam fillings in their teeth.

With the Environmental Protection Agency recognizing their danger in the body, there’s a national imperative to remove and safely dispose of this potentially dangerous compound from patients’ teeth.

If you’ve had any form of tooth filling in the last 20 years, chances are you’ve got some mercury in you. This is why you need an amalgam filling removal in Houston, TX.

At Portal Cypress, our dentists are highly experienced at helping patients remove all mercury fillings from their teeth. This is a highly sensitive and delicate procedure that only experienced dentists in Houston can do.

In case you didn’t know, mercury vapor and particles break away from the fillings when you’re brushing and chewing. And if you have bruxism, that’s even worse.

Unfortunately, ignorance here can be dangerous, as mercury has been linked to kidney disease and can cross the blood-brain barrier, making it particularly dangerous to your health.

In fact, it’s so harmful that we don’t recommend it for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. In fact, when we’re doing the procedure, we make sure that no pregnant or breastfeeding staff assist in the work. 

This is why when you go in for an amalgam fillings removal in Houston TX, it has to be with a dentist that understands the need for extreme care. As long as you have those mercury amalgam fillings in your teeth, the amount of mercury in your body, blood, and tissues will continue to build up.

The good news is that once your amalgam fillings are removed, their levels start dropping to really negligible amounts over time. We cannot stress more how much this procedure requires considerable expertise and delicateness.

To help dentists do an excellent job of getting rid of amalgam fillings from patients, the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT) has laid down a set of procedures using certain techniques. This is known as the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART).

What is Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART)?

This comprises of a set of scientific procedures designed to help with the safe removal of mercury amalgam silver fillings. 

These serve as guidelines that dentists ought to follow when removing mercury amalgam silver fillings from patients. These protective protocols were designed with the patient’s utmost safety in mind.

The procedure also takes the environment into consideration during the process. The ultimate goal is to protect both the patients and the environment from the toxic effects of the amalgam particulate and mercury vapors.

Please note that the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique is mostly a set of recommendations and not a strict step-by-step guide that they need to follow.

Your amalgam filling removal specialist in Houston will determine how to use it in their practice. Here at Portal Cypress, we’re pretty big on protecting the environment, as well as our patients. 

We want to make sure that the earth we pass on to the next generation is healthy, which is why we endeavor to stick to these strict guidelines and incorporate them into our practice.

It’s also why we’re taking the time to inform you about this novel dental treatment procedure that not only removes toxic substances from your body but also drastically improves your health once we get rid of the mercury amalgam from your body.

Should you Have Your Mercury Amalgam Fillings Removed?

Honestly, if you have mercury amalgam fillings, you need to remove it immediately. There are healthy non-mercury alternatives such as ceramic, glass ionomer, and composite resin. These are far healthier for you and have no negative impact on the environment.

If you need to remove dental amalgam fillings in Houston, make sure that it’s only done by certified SMART dentists like our dentists at Portal Cypress Family Dentistry.

All certified amalgam removal specialists are dental practitioners that have taken a certification course offered by IAOM, so you can be sure that they are uniquely qualified to get rid of the toxic and dangerous compound in a safe way.

Types of Amalgam Damage that Warrants a Removal

Here are the facts: you don’t need any damage to get rid of these mercury-based amalgams in the first place. The fact that it’s in your teeth already is dangerous enough.

However, there are people who should have removed them “yesterday”. These are people with the following damages to their fillings:

  • Faulty seal
  • Tooth decay
  • Cracks in the teeth

If you have one or more of these, talk to your mercury amalgam fillings removal specialist in Houston TX. Unfortunately, any danger posed by mercury fillings isn’t noticeable during its early stages. This is why you need to see your dentist frequently, particularly if you’ve had some tooth filling done in the past.

Mercury Fillings Amalgam Removal in Houston TX

At Portal Cypress Family Dentistry, our dentists are committed to your dental and overall well-being.

This is why before we conduct any mercury amalgam fillings removal in Houston, we endeavor to inform our patients about the procedure. This way, they can make an informed decision.

To learn more about SMART, amalgam fillings removal in Houston, or start the process, call Portal Cypress today on 832-604-7337 to book an appointment