Avoid mercury toxicity with mercury filling removal in Tucson, AZ
Posted By Dr. Jeanne Anne Krizman
For years, the mouth was treated separately from the rest of the body. The teeth, gums, and entire oral cavity were addressed without consideration for the impact on the body. Amalgam fillings have been used to treat decayed teeth in the same manner without considering the negative impact on the individual. In Tucson, AZ, Dr. Jeanne Anne Krizman DMD MPH offers mercury filling removal to improve a patient’s quality of life.
Dangers of mercury toxicity
There has been a rising awareness of mercury toxicity. Mercury is a naturally occurring, poisonous, non-radioactive substance. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared mercury is dangerous at any level, even the smallest amounts. Mercury poisoning has been linked to health problems including kidney and neurological conditions.
Even knowing the dangers of mercury, some practices continue to place dental amalgam fillings. Dental amalgam is a mixture of metals, usually mercury, copper, tin, and silver. Mercury may make up as much as fifty percent of the mixture. It binds the metals creating a strong material. Mercury fillings come at a cost to an individual’s wellbeing.
The connection between the mouth and body is undeniable. What goes in, good or bad, impacts the rest of the body. Mercury is toxic. In amalgam fillings, mercury vapors are continually released as the teeth are stimulated. Over time, the body loses its ability to remove mercury. Mercury builds up and can cause health problems.
Mercury filling removal
As a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), Dr. Krizman acknowledges the dangers of toxic materials and their impact on patients and the environment.
Mercury fillings are not placed.
Under standard procedures, drilling is done to remove the filling. This exposes the patient, dental team, and environment to toxic mercury vapors.
Instead, mercury fillings are removed by following specific precautions and practices laid out by the IAOMT. Specific practices are carried out before, during, and after the removal to protect the health and safety of the patient and staff.
Contact our Tucson, AZ office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeanne Anne Krizman DMD MPH. Call (520) 326-0082.
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