Safe Mercury Amalgam Filling Removal Dentist

Mercury toxicity symptoms are many; mercury poisoning takes a heavy toll on the body, affecting the neurological and central nervous systems, as well as the gastrointestinal, immune, neuromuscular, and cardiovascular systems. Major organs, such as the brain, liver, and kidneys, also suffer as a result of mercury toxicity.

Childhood Dental Problems and Pediatric Dentistry

A wide variety of symptoms are attributed to toxicity resulting from mercury amalgam. This list includes, but is not limited to:

  • Headache, fatigue, loss of concentration, irritability, depression, insomnia, and dizziness.
  • Diverticulosis, stomach cramps, bloating, loss of appetite, and gastrointestinal disturbances.
  • Muscle fatigue and tremors, sciatic and chest pains, leg cramps, joint pain, and tachycardia.
  • Oral health problems, such as bad breath, blisters/sores, tender teeth, and bleeding gums.

 

Root Canal Alternative Dentistry in Berkeley Heights, NJ

A Root canal-treated (RCT) or root-filled tooth is one in which the dental nerve, commonly called the pulp, is intentionally removed and is filled with an inert material called gotta perch. 
 
WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF ROOT CANALS? 
 
The pro of a root canal is obvious: the painful or dead tooth is treated and extraction is avoided. But we must ask two key questions before starting a root canal.

 

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  •  Can the tooth be restored?
  • Can a predictable RCT be performed, or are there risks for a poor result?
The question regarding the safety of failed root canals may never be adequately answered. Also, the basic question about whether a root canal failure can be determined due to pain is still debated. Pain, as we have discussed, shows little correlation to histologist findings.Root canal failure, an issue of systemic proportion, remains a little understood and hotly debated subject.

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There are an increasing number of dental practices that use the words “holistic”, “natural”, “biological” or the like. Unfortunately, patients often discover that these terms are merely labels to attract alternative-minded patients.

At the Center For Systemic Dentistry, which was founded nearly 30 years ago, you will find a practice dedicated to finding the delicate balance between ancient wisdom and modern technology—for the true health and healing of our patients.

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Our practice is truly unique, so much so, that our patients travel from across the tri-state area and even from across the United States for the alternative natural healing methods that we offer.

Please read A Basic Primer on Holistic Dentistry to see what we mean. So whether you are located in Berkeley Heights, any of the surrounding towns or throughout the NJ/NY/PA tri-state area, we’re here to help you with your dental needs.

Dentistry For Children New Jersey

Many patients have heard the term “mercury toxicity” associated with fillings but still have many questions about it: what is it, am I affected by it, and what can be done to remediate it?

Fillings are made of a substance called dental amalgam. This is a mixture of metals, consisting primarily of mercury. Mercury amalgam has been used as a dental filling material around the world since ancient times and in the United States for nearly 200 years.

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Mercury toxicity, also called mercury poisoning, is caused by a high level of mercury in the body. The presence of mercury has been shown to cause wide range of chronic and acute health problems affecting all major systems in the body; neurological, gastrointestinal, immune, and cardiovascular problems have been attributed to mercury toxicity, as has damage to major organs such as the liver, kidneys, and lungs.

The question of whether or not mercury amalgam fillings contribute to mercury exposure is hotly debated.

  • Many dentists believe that amalgam fillings, in use for more than 150 years in this country, are safe and that only a small percentage of the population shows a sensitivity to mercury in fillings. This is the position of the American Dental Association (ADA); however, the organization also supports ongoing research to assure the safety of all materials used in dental work.
  • Many toxicologists associate great risk with the use of mercury amalgam fillings. One researcher, Andrew Cutler, has argued that “millions of people are being poisoned by mercury compounds the medical profession is exposing them to.”

Even among the doctors and researchers who agree that the use of mercury amalgam is problematic, there is debate about whether the preferred option is safe amalgam removal or leaving existing amalgam in place. Among the latter, common arguments against the procedure include:

  • All the mercury has already leaked out.
  • Additional tooth structure will be lost by removing existing dental work.
  • The patient will be exposed to toxic levels of mercury vapor being released as the fillings are drilled out.

There are risks associated with removal of mercury amalgam fillings, ranging from damage to teeth to neurological, immunological, detoxification, digestive, and endocrine disorders. The very act of amalgam removal can increase mercury exposure to both patient and dental staff. Because of this possibility, dentists who specialize in this practice must receive training in safe mercury removal.

Current standards for dental education do not include instruction for safe amalgam removal. To receive training in proper removal of amalgam fillings (to protect patient and staff from mercury vapor), dentists receive training from any of several postgraduate institutions, including the Holistic Dental Association and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.

Governmental entities have issued certain guidelines regarding the use and discarding of mercury in dental facilities. For example, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection operates the Dental Amalgam Program,which contributes to significant reductions in the discharge of mercury into the environment. Additionally, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues compliance standards for medical and dental offices regarding the use of mercury; however, OSHA standards regulate the protection of dental staff but not patients.

Our next article details the symptoms of mercury toxicity and how mercury is introduced into the body.

The comprehensive protocols established by The Center for Systemic Dentistry ensure a thorough process for safe amalgam removal. Located in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, we are committed to being the state’s leading dental practice that focuses on holistic, healing-focused dentistry. Dr. Philip Memoli is ready to help you recover your health so you can begin to lead a life free of mercury toxicity.

The Center for Systemic Dentistry will work with you to determine the best course of treatment to safely remove your existing mercury amalgam.


Call us today at (908) 464-9144 or contact us via our online contact form.

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Emergency Dentist | Dental Information | Family Dental Care

The Center for Systemic Dentistry will work with you to determine the best course of treatment to safely remove your existing mercury amalgam. Call us today at (908) 464-9144 or contact us via our Online Contact Form.

A safe, effective program for removal of mercury amalgam is the first step toward reversing the effects of mercury toxicity in your body. The Center for Systemic Dentistry in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, is committed to being the state’s leading dental practice that focuses on holistic, healing-focused dentistry. Dr. Philip Memoli is ready to help you recover your health so you can begin to lead a life free of mercury toxicity.

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Our next article is a step-by-step guide to the procedures followed by The Center for Systemic Dentistry to ensure for our patients a safe and comprehensive program of amalgam removal.

Click here to read detailed scientific and clinical information about the biological and chemical processes that occur in the body in the presence of mercury poisoning.

Affordable Dental Care | Dentistry for Kids | Dental Care

Pediatric tooth decay is on the rise. Some research suggests that systemic causes—including radiation exposure, hormonal abnormalities, and foreign proteins in food—are to blame. Hypomineralization, caused mainly by a diet inadequate in minerals, increases a child’s susceptibility to decay. The systemic theory of decay suggests that other factors become relevant only after hypomineralization has begun.

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Tooth decay in children falls into distinct categories:

  • Baby teeth versus adult teeth
  • Anterior (front) vs. posterior (back) tooth patterns
  • Contra-lateral tooth patterns
  • Decay clustering
  • Post-eruption susceptibility

A pediatric dental wellness program helps your child to learn the lessons of proper health maintenance and nutritional habits that prevent dental disease. You can bring your child for his or her first dental exam after all the baby teeth are in—generally, between ages three and five.

Our pediatric wellness program begins with a three-part, comprehensive exam that checks tooth diagnosis, jaw development diagnosis, and periodontal diagnosis.

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  • The tooth diagnosis assesses tooth development, tooth mineralization, and decay development.
  • The jaw development diagnosis examines jaw development and alignment of the teeth.
  • The periodontal diagnosis is an examination for teen gingivitis.

The Center for Systemic Dentistry works to address pediatric dental problems at the earliest stages, remedying the problem and preventing further dental or systemic damage later in your child’s life. Located in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, we are committed to being the state’s leading dental practice that focuses on holistic, healing-focused dentistry. Dr. Philip Memoli and his staff are ready to repair the damage caused by childhood dental problems and ensure that our pediatric patients are committed to maintaining healthy teeth as they grow.

Call us today at (908) 464-9144 or contact us via our online contact form.

Dental Disease in Children | Holistic Pediatric Dentistry

A pediatric dental wellness program helps your child to learn the lessons of proper health maintenance and nutritional habits that prevent dental disease. You can bring your child for his or her first dental exam after all the baby teeth are in—generally, between ages three and five.

Our pediatric wellness program begins with a three-part, comprehensive exam that checks tooth diagnosis, jaw development diagnosis, and periodontal diagnosis.

  • The tooth diagnosis assesses tooth development, tooth mineralization, and decay development.
  • The jaw development diagnosis examines jaw development and alignment of the teeth.
  • The periodontal diagnosis is an examination for teen gingivitis.

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Following the three-part exam, the dentist provides a dental nutrition analysis and a systemic assessment, which includes a dietary analysis, a nutritional status, an immune system analysis, a hormone analysis, and a blood test.

The purpose of pediatric wellness is to prevent dental disease in children. Such dental afflictions occur in five stages:

  • Stage I examines the underlying causes of a child’s dental problems.
  • Stage II looks for oral susceptibility to dental diseases in teeth, gums, and jaw.
  • Stage III looks for the initial indicators of dental disease.
  • Stage IV is the oral-systemic metastasis stage when dental problems have progressed to a more serious level.
  • Stage V is when systemic manifestations of dental disease occur, which may be either lymphatic or obstetric in nature.

The Center for Systemic Dentistry works to address pediatric dental problems at the earliest stages, remedying the problem and preventing further dental or systemic damage later in your child’s life. Located in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, we are committed to being the state’s leading dental practice that focuses on holistic, healing-focused dentistry. Dr. Philip Memoli and his staff are ready to repair the damage caused by childhood dental problems and ensure that our pediatric patients are committed to maintaining healthy teeth as they grow.


Call us today @ (908) 464-9144 or contact us via our online contact form.