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Improve Your Smile with Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings

Your mouth is the entry point for everything that affects your body, from food to dental products. At Alex Bell Dental, we strive to maintain or improve your oral health without compromising your overall well-being. We prioritize your health, safety, and wellness with our biologically friendly materials and holistic, mercury-free dental treatments. Dr. Daniel Cobb and his team believe in taking a holistic approach, treating the person, not just the symptoms. 

Safe Removal of Amalgam Fillings in Centerville OH Area

Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning

If you have amalgam fillings, removing them is in your best interest. Beyond their unnatural appearance, they also contain mercury, which can poison humans. That said, it is essential to remove amalgam fillings correctly. Unfortunately, not all dentists are equal, so choose your practitioner carefully to avoid the possibility of mercury poisoning.

Most people don’t know what mercury poisoning feels like since it’s uncommon. Symptoms may include fatigue, headaches, dizziness, hearing and vision issues, tremors, pain, muscle weakness, changes in personality and mood, and memory loss.

If left untreated, it can lead to serious health problems, such as lung disease, kidney failure, or even death—so getting treatment as soon as possible is essential. Mercury poisoning is a serious matter and can be dangerous.

Here are a few common symptoms of mercury poisoning:

  • Memory loss
  • Neurological issues
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Tremors
  • Muscle weakness

If you develop any symptoms after having your amalgam fillings removed, it is essential to consult a doctor immediately. They will accurately diagnose your condition and provide the appropriate treatment if mercury poisoning is present.

The Process of Removing Amalgam

Begin your search for a specialized dentist experienced in amalgam removal, and ensure you mention any allergies you may have.

On the day of your appointment, the dentist will take x-rays to locate your fillings before numbing the area and using a drill to extract them. The dentist will then clean out any remaining mercury and protect the tooth by sealing it off.

This procedure usually takes between one and two hours. To ensure the best results, follow your dentist’s post-procedure instructions, such as not consuming food or drink for a certain period.

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Our Core Principles

  • Mercury-Free – At Alex Bell Dental, we prioritize your health and safety. Therefore, we do not use mercury-containing amalgam fillings. Instead, we offer composite resin and porcelain onlays, inlays, and crowns, which are safe and look natural. With these safer and more aesthetic alternatives, you can rest assured that your well-being is our top concern.
  • Safe Amalgam Removal – We also ensure that mercury exposure is minimized when performing amalgam removal. Our practice follows the strict guidelines set forth by the IAOMT to achieve this. Ingestion and absorption are potential risks with inhalation of vapors and particles, so we take extra precautions to ensure your safety and good health.
  • Hazmat Protocols for Removing Amalgam – We ensure toxic mercury from dental amalgam is safely disposed of. We employ a certified biomedical waste carrier and have separate systems for vaporous mercury and scrap amalgam. Additionally, we store mercury materials properly.

Safe, Holistic Dentistry You Can Trust

Keeping you safe and well is our top priority. If you need to have amalgam fillings removed, please call Alex Bell Dental at (937) 435 7311 to schedule your consultation with our dentists. Our office is conveniently located at 900 East Alex Bell Road, Centerville, OH.  

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Dr. Daniel Cobb

Dr. Daniel Cobb

A graduate from the Loma Linda University with degrees in Dentistry and Public Health, Dr. Daniel Cobb has 6 years of experience in international dental work and over 30 years of experience in private practice.

Whilst being a skilled and talented professional, Dr. Cobb firmly believes in providing the very best care to his clients so that they are at ease. He values dedication and strives to provide a genuine service to his community.

As a driven and focused expert, Dr. Cobb is certified in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and continues to educate himself on the positive impact of improving dental health.

Meet Dr. Daniel Cobb

I am so glad that Dr. Cobb introduced me to his teeth whitening treatment, Kor teeth whitening.
He was so great in taking the impression of my teeth first and making sure the tray fits me well and then explaining in how to use it properly.
Now everyone is complimenting me on how perfect and terrific my smile is and to which dentist I go to- of course I tell them about Dr. Cobb!!!!

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