The Process—How It’s Done
The process of drilling silver fillings in an effort to remove them releases large amounts of vapor that could potentially endanger the life of the patient, the dentist, the medical team, and the fetus of anyone present. That’s why we at BioDental adhere to a very strict protocol that prescribes guidelines for the safe removal of amalgam fillings—a set of precautions, developed after much research.
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident that we are following all safety measures for patient protection, including using:
- Full head/neck/face/body barrier
- Nasal masks that delivers external air
- Non-latex nitrile dental dams
- Charcoal, chlorella, or similar absorbent
- Saliva ejectors
- Oral aerosol vacuums
- High speed evacuation devices
- Instructions for the removal of amalgam in large chunks
Dentist and Dental Staff Protection
We also adhere strictly to all safety measures put in place to protect the dentist and dental staff. You can expect to find Dr. Trejo and his assistants wearing protective gowns and covers as well as non-latex nitrile gloves, face shields, and head/hair coverings. We use sealed, respiratory-grade masks to capture mercury and provide oxygen to the patient.
In addition to making every effort to protect our patient, dentist and his assistants from the dangerous toxins of mercury, we guarantee our office is safe as well, by opening windows and complying with all regulations pertaining to proper handling, cleaning, and disposal of mercury-contaminated items.
Dr. Trejo has completed all necessary coursework related to mercury and the removal of silver fillings. We want you to be confident, knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning, enrolling in accreditation program annually to maintain his certification and stay up to date on all safety measures.