Amalgam Removal & Homeopathics

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Amalgam Removal

Using homeopathic remedies enables the smooth removal of amalgam. Dental amalgams have toxic mercury as a primary component. Many patients desirous of healthy dental formula prefer to have their amalgam fillings removed. In some instances removal of amalgam becomes necessary like in restoration. This might, however, cause complications when the amalgam gets disturbed. This is because the process can cause mercury to get released into the mouth of a patient and subsequently to their bloodstream.

Amalgam Fillings

It is important to know that mercury found inside amalgam fillings will be active and can get released in different degrees based on activity levels. Temperature levels influence the release of mercury. By drinking hot liquids more mercury is likely to get released than when cold drinks are used. When a person with amalgam fillings chews, grinds the teeth, or drinks, mercury gets released and then directly absorbed through the delicate stomach and mouth lining. Different studies have revealed that mercury can accumulate in the adrenal, pituitary, and brain glands. Other research studies indicate mercury as building up inside the brains of fetuses, livers, and kidneys. Mercury could also get passed into an infant through breastfeeding.

Determining the toxicity of Mercury

This can be found out through the analysis of hair mineral. Mercury gets stored in tissues. Analyzing the recently grown hair can reliably indicate the toxicity levels of mercury. A qualified nutritionist, naturopath, or homeopath can perform the test on behalf of a patient.

Using homeopathic remedies

These homeopathic remedies could be consumed a day prior to the removal of amalgam and the day that follows amalgam removal. Homeopathic remedies are small pellets that could be consumed from pill boxes. The homeopathic remedy is scientifically proven to cause some good impact for patients therefore assisting in making their treatment perform well and their bodies heal properly. The homeopathic remedy also has capacity to resist mercury toxins if some of the mercury gets released from the amalgam filling.

Effectiveness of homeopathic remedies

Homeopathy has been in use since the 1800s, and medical practitioners have used it as an excellent avenue of supporting conventional medicine. Modern medicine can only achieve success to a certain extent, and using homeopathy and similar medicines can assist in providing extra treatment for the patients who are likely to benefit more from better care. The possibilities are not restricted to the removal of amalgams or dental facilities but could also be employed in most medical settings.

Homeopathy is not designed to make mercury any less toxic. It is therefore important to get the amalgam removed by a qualified dentist. The capabilities of homeopathy remedies will assist in the prevention of disturbed mercury, during the treatment process, from inflicting any harm on the patient.

The twentieth century has seen many variant medications brought to life. This has contributed to the diminishing application of homeopathy. Most doctors and dentists are beginning to rediscover the incredible power of homeopathy. In Europe the treatment is well applied. Other parts of the world also understand the impact of homeopathy. As a matter of fact, it is quite likely that you have used homeopathy without noticing it in eye drops. Using the effectiveness of homeopathy can help avert any mercury disturbances during the process of treatment.

 

A Superior Denture Solution Option

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Superior Permanent Denture Solution

Whenever a decision has to be made on which dentures to go for, it may get quite challenging due to the numerous available alternatives. A dentist must make sure to consider the most recent solution and the dentures with most benefits for their patients. Dental procedures must never be complicated beyond what they must be. With knowledge and skill, dentists can offer a perfect denture solution to patients. A dental patient wants to eat, laugh, chat, and feel comfortable without any embarrassment of having their teeth come out unintentionally.

Benefits of permanent dentures over the removable type

It is important to make sure any dental procedure does not put a perpetual state of pain and wait before a patient can regain normalcy in their daily life after treatment. For the patients who dread wearing their dentures every single day and having to remove them in the evening there is a permanent solution for them. Often removable dentures may leave a sore feeling on the gum. They may even have some irritating and inconveniencing movements. These problems can be avoided with quicker, cheaper, and faster solutions. Permanent dentures can be implanted with relative ease and the healing process takes less time. Implant dentures are an innovation whose time has come.

Implanted dentures: Implant dentures do not move around hence helping solve the problem of removable dentures. A patient can safely enjoy the presence of securely held teeth with an amazingly natural appearance. For patients who could not eat some types of foods it is a perfect opportunity to cure the problem. Implanted dentures make it possible for dental patients to regain their chewing abilities that loose dentures could not afford them.

Implanted permanent dentures are an advanced innovation in teeth replacement. If you lost teeth due to trauma, disease, accidents, etc. consider implanted dentures. Contrary to other tooth replacements modes, permanent implants are fashioned to emulate the original tooth root. They work by inserting an alloy post made of titanium into a patient’s jawbone with a minor surgical process. Patients need not get worried about anything because the process is quite fast. With a professional dentist handling the implant the process will be less painful.

Upon insertion of the alloy post the post will over time bond with the jawbone since some bone cells develop around and against the alloy hence making the post to become firmly held into position. Through the use of a small number of dental implants, the denture anchored on the implant will become solidly held into position. The denture will clip against the implants making it more rigid. The implanted dentures are solid and rigid enough to hold teeth bridges, hence making it possible to replace an entire column of naturally occurring teeth.

Suitable candidates for dental implants

Dental implants are naturally suitable for anyone. The only thing a patient needs is an assessment by a qualified dentist. The jawbone and medical history of a patient need to be examined before undertaking the procedure. Precautions are taken to safeguard the patient from any complications that may arise from a medication they are taking that could interfere with the healing process. Some details in the medical history could make a dental implant procedure completely unsuitable. A fairly reasonable general and dental health is appropriate for dental implants.

Following IAOMT Amalgam Removal Protocols: What That Means For You

IAOMT non toxic dentistry logoAt Brighton Dental, Dr. Paige Woods and our San Diego biological dental practice follows protocols related to the removal of harmful amalgam fillings that have been established by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. But what is this organization? And what does following its protocols mean for you and your dental and overall health?

The IAOMT is an international network of scientists, dentists and other health professionals who look into the biocompatibility of dental practices and products. It assesses risks and rewards of fluoride, root canal therapy, old-fashioned silver-colored mercury fillings and more. The non-profit organization dates back to 1984, and its primary purpose is to share scientific information and investigate the best non-invasive therapies.

Why The IAOMT Matters

We’re committed to the IAOMT’s amalgam removal protocols because we care about our patients and our dental team – and we don’t want anyone else harmed by amalgam fillings. We also trust the work that IAOMT does in the world to spread the word about dangerous dental products.

Members of the IAOMT have testified before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Congress and health organizations and agencies in Canada, the Philippines, Europe and elsewhere. Plus, the IAOMT is a member of the Global Mercury Partnership of the United Nations Environment Programme. Recognized as the leaders in science-based dentistry, the IAOMT provides the research and documentation necessary for supporting better integrity and safety in healthcare and dentistry.

At Brighton Dental, three terms established by the IAOMT apply to our practice:

  • We’re a “mercury-free” practice – meaning we don’t place mercury-containing amalgam fillings. Although some practices still use this harmful substance, Brighton Dental is committed to using other equally effective or better filling materials, including composite.
  • We’re a “mercury-safe” practice – meaning we use rigorous and carefully designed protocols designed by the IAOMT when removing old mercury amalgam fillings. Precautions include containment, air filtration, protective clothing and more.
  • We’re a “biocompatible” or “biological” practice – meaning we take the whole body and its overall health into consideration as we design treatment plans for your dental and oral health. We never use dental materials that aren’t biocompatible.

What Makes Brighton Dental Different

When you choose Brighton Dental, you’re choosing a holistic, biocompatible dental clinic in San Diego that is completely committed to helping you achieve better health overall through better oral and dental health. Dr. Woods follows special protocols when removing amalgam fillings because we’ve seen the research indicating the level of harm that mercury can cause – and we don’t want mercury oozing into the bodies of our patients.

If you’re old enough, you may remember children playing with balls of mercury in their sciences classes. The malleable substance was a fun toy because it wasn’t quite a liquid but wasn’t completely solid, the same property that made it seem to be a good choice for dental fillings to make the fillings easy to install. We now know, however, that mercury is toxic to the nervous system, the immune system and the digestive system. It can be absorbed directly through the skin and gums and is especially harmful when inhaled.

Our amalgam removal protocols mean you don’t have to worry about harmful effects from having your old amalgam fillings removed. Instead, you can focus on the modern, tooth-colored restoration choices available today.

At Brighton Dental, our patients come first. And we’re committed to the health of our dental team too. Because we care and want to do what’s right, we want to help you get rid of the amalgam in your mouth and keep the mercury in these old fillings from harming your body. It all starts by contacting us for amalgam removal. Call (619) 359-6569, we’re ready to help you.

Dentist Dr. Woods Is Now IAMSD Certified As Mercury Safe

mercury safe badgeFor many years, there has been a growing decrease in the use of mercury amalgam fillings. Composite has become the favored material to use both as a better material in general and because it is safer than mercury. Mercury can not only seep into the body through the teeth, but when removing it, it can release toxic vapors if not removed safely.

Many dentists have begun promoting themselves as “Mercury Free”, meaning they have stopped using mercury amalgam in favor of composite. This is great for people concerned about their health and for those with holistic leanings. Those people should be cautious, however, because a dentist claiming to be Mercury Free may not also be Mercury-Safe, meaning he or she may not know how to safely remove amalgam fillings.

Mercury-Safe dentists are aware of the dangers involved in removing mercury fillings. They know that toxic mercury vapors could be released and how important it is to protect the patient from them. They also know that the mercury in the fillings could negatively affect not only the patient, dentist, and staff, but also the environment. Mercury-Safe dentists therefore have the proper equipment to use to safely remove amalgam fillings, as well as the knowledge, training, and skills to do so.

It is important for patients to know the difference between the two and whether their dentist is only Mercury Free or if they are also Mercury-Safe.

The International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists (IAMSD) is a group of dentists dedicated to providing not only Mercury Free dental care to patients but also to being Mercury-Safe dentists.
For dental patients in the San Diego area who are concerned about the use of mercury amalgam in fillings and who want a dentist who is not only Mercury Free but also Mercury-Safe, they will be happy to know that Dr. Woods at Brighton Dental is now a proud member of the IAMSD and she can expertly provide all your Mercury Free and Mercury-Safe dental needs. As with all such dentists, she knows that the decision to remove a mercury filling or not is ultimately up to the patient, and will provide as much information as possible to help the patient make an educated decision.

Call to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Woods at (619) 359-6569.