Core Holistic Dental – Mercury-free and Mercury-safe


Mercury-free and Mercury-safe

Being a mercury free and mercury safe clinic means that Dr. Seehra does not use mercury amalgam for “silver” fillings but rather, a nontoxic biocompatible material called composite, that is metal and BPA-free. As a mercury safe dentist, Dr. Seehra takes additional precautions to protect the health of the patient, the dental team, and the environment. For many years, mainstream dentists believed there are conditions in which this neurotoxin is benign – such as when it’s packed into a drilled-out tooth – the mercury safe dentist knows that any mercury exposure is potentially harmful. Mercury escapes from amalgam fillings, releasing toxins into the body 24 hours a day, adversely affecting health. The safe removal protocol has been formalized and adopted by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) as the standard of care. We follow these guidelines with every patient who turns to Core Dental Holistic for mercury removal.

Additionally, we always use a rubber dam with suction, to isolate the tooth and to protect patients from potentially having mercury contact other parts of the mouth during the procedure. The patient will breathe in oxygen during the procedure, while Dr. Seehra and the dental assistant each have their own half face respirator mask (with mercury rated filter cartridges). We keep a mercury vapour vacuum next to the patient and use a whole-room purification system to keep the air clean.