Safe Mercury
Amalgam Removal

The Importance of Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal

Safe mercury amalgam removal, also known as amalgam filling removal, is a specialized procedure performed by dental professionals to minimize the exposure to mercury vapors during the removal of silver amalgam fillings. It involves following specific protocols and precautions to ensure the safe removal of the amalgam material, including the use of a rubber dam to isolate the tooth, high-volume suction to minimize mercury vapor release, and protective measures such as an alternative air source and protective clothing for both the patient and dental staff. The goal is to prevent the inhalation or ingestion of mercury particles and to safely dispose of the removed amalgam material. By prioritizing patient and environmental safety, safe mercury amalgam removal aims to reduce potential health risks associated with mercury exposure and support overall well-being.