Dr. Craig Sommer Talks about Tooth Fillings and Removing Mercury Fillings
Having cavities is an incredibly common thing in dentistry, and the most common way to approach those is to remove the decay and place tooth-colored fillings. Unfortunately, mercury fillings have been used for many, many years to take care of cavities. One of the downsides of mercury fillings is they tend to put cracks in teeth when you chew on them. The other concern people have is the presence of mercury, which is a toxic element.
If you have a desire to have teeth evaluated to see whether or not you have mercury fillings, or if you’d like to have those fillings removed safely, we can use something that’s called the SMART technique, which is a Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique, so you’re not exposed to mercury vapors, mercury particles, or mercury chunks that you could swallow during the removal process. If that’s something you would like to do, please come into our office, and we can show you how easily that can be taken care of.