We prioritize your comfort and well-being throughout every procedure

Enhancing Dental Health with the Amalgam Removal

or call 212-334-7330

Dr. John Koutsoyiannis

We prioritize your comfort and well-being throughout every procedure

Enhancing Dental Health with the Amalgam Removal

or call 212-334-7330

SohoSmile Dental consult

At SohoSmile®, we understand the critical importance of safe amalgam removal procedures in light of potential health risks associated with mercury exposure. Our Amalgam Removal Protocol ensures the safe and effective removal of amalgam fillings while prioritizing patient health and well-being.

Led by Dr. John Koutsoyiannis and supported by our esteemed team, including Dr. Ari Koutsoubis, we recognize the complexities and safety measures involved in minimizing mercury exposure during amalgam removal. Our commitment to excellence guarantees meticulous procedures, reducing risks and ensuring optimal health outcomes for patients and staff alike.

What to Expect:
Our Amalgam Removal Process begins with a comprehensive health history review and dental examination to assess existing fillings and educate patients on associated risks and alternative options. Our SohoSmile® office implements environmental safeguards, including amalgam separators, and adheres to strict disposal guidelines. Additionally, our air quality control measures include utilizing advanced ventilation and filtration systems.

We prioritize safety by providing patients with protective gear such as dental dams, Isolite® dental systems, and nasal masks that deliver oxygen during treatment. Furthermore, high-volume evacuation systems are employed in each treatment room. Our SohoSmile® dentists utilize gentle removal techniques, including minimally invasive methods and specialized tools, to precisely extract the amalgam while preserving tooth structure. After safely removing the amalgam and any underlying decay, your SohoSmile® dentist will restore the tooth using only the finest, safest, and aesthetically-pleasing materials. Depending on the extent of removal, a porcelain inlay, onlay, or crown may be necessary to fully restore the tooth’s function. We also collaborate closely with functional medicine doctors and nutritionists to offer pre and post-removal detoxification protocols if desired.

After Your Amalgam Removal Procedure:
You may experience minor discomfort or sensitivity in the treated area, which typically subsides within a few days. Our SohoSmile® team will provide post-treatment instructions, including pain management techniques if needed. Temporary changes in your bite or tooth sensation may occur, but they should adjust over time. Overall, our goal is to enhance your oral health and well-being, and we’re here to address any questions or concerns you may have post-procedure.

At SohoSmile®, our commitment to safe and effective amalgam removal is underscored by the latest research and best practices in dentistry. We ensure that our patients are well-informed about the importance of safe amalgam removal and the potential risks associated.

References
At SohoSmile®, our commitment to safe and effective amalgam removal is underscored by the latest research and best practices in dentistry. Here are some validated resources that emphasize the importance of removing amalgam fillings due to the risks associated with off-gassing and mercury exposure:

American Dental Association (ADA) – The ADA provides information on the potential risks associated with dental amalgam, including mercury exposure, and highlights the importance of informed decision-making for patients considering amalgam removal. Source

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – The FDA acknowledges the presence of mercury in dental amalgam and provides guidance for patients and dental professionals regarding the safety and risks associated with amalgam fillings. Source

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – The EPA provides information on the environmental impact of dental amalgam and offers guidance for dental offices on best practices for amalgam waste management and disposal. Source

World Health Organization (WHO) – The WHO highlights the importance of reducing mercury exposure from all sources, including dental amalgam, and emphasizes the need for risk assessment and management strategies. Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – The CDC provides information on the potential health effects of mercury exposure, including neurological and developmental impacts, and offers guidance for reducing exposure to mercury-containing products, including dental amalgam. Source

Restore your Smile’s health

Schedule a consultation with our SohoSmile® provider to learn more about amalgam removal and how it can benefit your oral and overall health. Contact us at (212) 334-7330 or request an appointment online.

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