Is There a Proper Way to Remove Mercury Fillings?
To prevent additional mercury exposure, find a biocompatible dentist properly trained in mercury filling removal. Patients should inquire about the following Amalgam removal protocols: • Utilizing an efficient suction system in the oral cavity with a special tip or its equivalent to contain amalgam particles and mercury vapor. • Operating a vacuum system a maximum efficiency. • Applying copious amounts of water to the filling during removal. • Removing the amalgam in large segments to minimize the generation of mercury vapor and amalgam particulate. • Providing the patient and dental staff with a mercury-free source of air.