Safe Mercury Removal
The symptoms of mercury toxicity are manifold; poisoning from the element can affect every part of the body, including the neurological, central nervous, gastrointestinal, immune, neuromuscular, and cardiovascular systems, as well as major organs, such as the brain, liver, and kidneys. Symptoms are diverse, ranging from headache and fatigue to gastrointestinal disorders and from muscle and bone afflictions to oral health and gum problems.
Multiple medical studies report that the effects of mercury toxicity can be mitigated and often reversed when proper procedures are implemented to remove the sources of mercury poisoning in the body. The most common source of mercury entering the body is from mercury fillings, suggesting that a safe, comprehensive protocol of mercury amalgam removal and replacement can lead to a marked improvement in health.
When a person is faced with mercury poisoning, three bodily systems—immune, detoxification, and elimination—come into play to deal with the problem. The first line of defense, the immune system, recognizes pathogens and foreign substances that are injurious to health. The immune system may react by neutralizing the threatening substance; it might also respond with chronic inflammation, with an overreacting immune reaction, or by shutting down entirely. These latter immune responses can lead to degenerative conditions and organ or tissue damage.
Detoxification works by preventing a recognized damaging substance from causing harm to the body. The liver is the main line of defense here, though other organs, such as the lungs and kidneys, play a role. Enzymes attach to toxins both chemically and electrostatically, preparing them for elimination from the body. Toxins that are difficult to neutralize, such as mercury, may undergo repeated phases of detoxification until they are safely contained.
The kidneys excrete simple toxins, whereas more dangerous ones are eliminated via the colon. Some health problems can cause the detox phase to reverse, causing subsequent repeated cycles of the elimination system. Heavy metals such as mercury are difficult to neutralize; they stress the body’s defense systems and, even if successfully eliminated, can leave severe damage in their wake.
A patient coming to The Center for Systemic Dentistry will be the recipient of a state-of-the-art protocol for safe removal of mercury amalgam. A comprehensive initial dental exam and systemic assessment determine the extent of mercury damage. This exam and an evaluation of the patient’s overall health help the doctor to determine if the patient is at risk of systemic reaction in the immune, detoxification, or elimination systems.
The removal and restoration treatment is specialized for individual affected teeth, each of which will be repaired with one of four restoration techniques: direct restoration, inlay restoration, only restoration, or crown restoration. The doctor uses the patient’s exam and assessment to determine the best type of mercury-free replacement material for each tooth.
Safety and protection, for both patient and dental staff, are observed during all removal and restoration procedures. Protocols for safety include cooling, chunking, high-volume evacuation, rubber dams, cleansing, and filtered office air. Finally, the dentist provides the patient with “Dos” and “Don’ts” for the day of treatment, therapeutic scheduling for optimized treatment, nutritional and systemic assessments, a follow-up consultation, and post-treatment therapies as necessary.
A safe, effective program for removal of mercury amalgam (safe mercury removal) 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 and his staff are ready to help you recover your health so you can begin to lead a life free of mercury toxicity. Call us today at (908) 464-9144 or contact us via our online contact form.