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Dental Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam used for dental fillings is a combination of mercury, tin and other metals. Though American Dental Association has confirmed that the amount of mercury released from amalgam fillings over its lifetime is too less to be harmful, people are more health conscious and turning towards removal of amalgam fillings and replacing the same with composite or other types of fillings. The removal of amalgam fillings requires utmost care to ensure that patients do not swallow small pieces of the filling or inhale the vapor of mercury during the course. Removal of amalgam fillings is one of the procedures performed at our dental office. Our dental care aims to improve the quality of life of our patients.

Removal of amalgam fillings – How it is done safely?

Local anesthesia

Our dentist firstly talks to patients and explains how the procedure takes place. This can make the patients feel more safe and comfortable local anesthesia is used to make sure that the treatment is painless.

Use of rubber dam

Rubber dam is one of the effective ways to isolate the tooth that is being treated. To some extent, this method ensures that the patient does not swallow the mercury pieces during the course.

Using coolants

Coolants like water and air are very important when removing amalgam fillings. Drilling produces heat which can create vapors of mercury. A coolant can reduce the vaporization of amalgam and ensure better safety.

Use of evacuator

Evacuator can be a powerful tool in removal of amalgam fillings. The equipment can suck the bits of amalgam fillings after it is removed from the tooth. Once the small bits of amalgam are completely taken care off, dentists clean the oral cavity using appropriate fluids.

Disposing gloves purifying the atmosphere

Care is taken to dispose gloves after clearing removal of amalgam fillings. The area is thoroughly cleaned using advanced cleaning equipment to clear any remains of amalgam fillings.



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Norwalk Village Dental Center
11274 E, Firestone Blvd,
Norwalk,
CA 90650

562-863-8600


Ace Dental Centre
5249 Parmount Blvd,
Lakewood,
CA 90712

562-863-8600


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Tuesday 10:00 AM 07.00 PM
Wednesday 10.00 AM 07.00 PM
Thursday 11.00 AM 08.00 PM
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Saturday 09.00 AM 04.00 PM
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