Amalgam Filling Removal Protocol

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Mercury Fillings Removal Protocol – Mountlake Terrace

Congratulations in taking the first step to becoming mercury-free. Whether your physician has recommended removal of amalgam fillings, or you’re just starting to explore the health benefits of mercury-free dentistry, you have come to the right place. See what our Seattle holistic dentist Dr. Michael Hrankowski can do for you at Edmonds Woodway Dental Care!

How do we remove Amalgam Fillings?

There are many different protocols for the safe removal of amalgam fillings at our Seattle area holistic dental office and there is no one “right” way. These protocols range from the extreme (dentist wears a HazMat suit with treatment performed in a special positive air flow sealed room) to less “dramatic”, more moderate ways to remove fillings.

We use a specially designed high volume suction & filtration system for removal of amalgam fillings. It pulls the mercury vapor and aerosol away from the patient and traps the vaporized particles of mercury in the HEPA filter.

Level I

In most cases we use our Level I protocol to remove fillings in our Seattle office, which involves:

  • Rubber dam isolation to protect you from ingesting any amalgam particles
  • High volume water spray to minimize the airborne particulate
  • High volume suction to remove the waste, particulate, and vapor

 

White Fillings

Our practice uses only tooth-colored filling material (composite resin and porcelain) to replace unsightly silver/mercury amalgam fillings.

Actual Patient of Dr. Hrankowski

Level II

In addition to the above, our Level II mercury fillings removal protocol involves:

  • Placement of an alternate air supply mask over your nose during the removal process
  • Use of a disposable face cover
  • Use of an additional external suction/filtration system
  • Our Level III protocol includes all of the above plus the incorporation of additional precautions and/or treatments as your physician may deem appropriate.

 

Level III

Our Level III protocol includes all of the above plus the incorporation of additional precautions and/or treatments as your physician may deem appropriate.

After we remove your amalgam filling, we will apply a safer, more suitable material for your filling.
If you would like Mountlake Terrace holistic dentist Dr. Michael Hrankowski to remove fillings that may be hazardous to your health, call us today to schedule an appointment for mercury fillings removal in Seattle, WA. We work with everyone in the Edmonds area, including Shoreline, so don’t wait any longer.

Full-mouth Rehabilitation with Crowns

All of his back teeth had very large, failing mercury-silver fillings. Additionally, his bite caused damage to his front teeth. We restored him back to function, health and appearance.

Actual Patient of Dr. Hrankowski

If you would like Seattle holistic dentist Dr. Michael Hrankowski to remove fillings that may be hazardous to your health, call us today to schedule an appointment for mercury fillings removal in Seattle,WA.