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| Mercury Filling Removal in Lake Forest

west_logo2.pngScott E. West D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
General, Biologic, Aesthetic & Preventive Dentistry
22672 Lambert Suite 603 • Lake Forest, CA 92630                                      


(949) 829-5900

Mercury Filling Removal

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I am listing the protocol that I use for removing Mercury Fillings.  (Also called amalgam fillings, or silver fillings).  I follow the protocol of the I.A.O.M.T. (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology). Dr. West is also S.M.A.R.T. certified, which stands for Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique.

Firstly, the room is completely sanitized.  There are grounding devices, an ozonater, and an air filtration unit in the room.  The sliding door in the room opens to a very relaxing garden with a pleasant sounding water fountain.

Before removing the filling the tooth is isolated with what is called a rubber dam, which isolates the tooth. The patient is also given oxygen, and protective eye-ware. 

After the material is removed, the patient is then asked to do a “Chlorella Rinse”.  Chlorella is a chelating agent, which means that it binds heavy metals, such as mercury. 

After the mercury is removed, Dr. West will then place the appropriate biocompatible material to restore your tooth to its ideal shape, color and bite.  Every type of restoration placed, Dr. West uses techniques to avoid sensitivity and potential root canal therapy.