If you are reading this, you will likely have a mercury-containing metal amalgam filling you want removed. You will want to make sure you pick a dentist with the training and tools to safely remove the amalgam filling from your mouth. This is important due to the toxic mercury vapors released when removing the filling. Dr. Carl McMillan is a holistic dentist at Holistic Dental Centers in Cary, North Carolina. Dr. McMillan is trained to remove amalgam fillings safely without exposing patients to these harmful vapors. This is accomplished using efficient air filtration in combination with high-volume evacuation.
Even when choosing a dental professional who removes amalgam fillings under the safest conditions, there may still be some inflammation and redistributing of mercury already stored in your mouth, sinuses, and organ tissues. This could lead to what is known as a “dump phase” following your amalgam removal, during which the mercury levels in your blood could rise considerably. If you choose to have your amalgam fillings removed, there are some actions you may want to take before the procedure to avoid this.
When it comes to detoxifying after amalgam removal, it can be incredibly patient-specific. It will often require specific tailoring of a regimen unique to each patient. Knowing that this will be for you prior to your removal could save you significant downtime.
Regardless of whether it is farmed or wild-caught, both fish and seafood (regardless of species) contain methylmercury. The consumption of methylmercury will put an additional burden of mercury on the kidneys, liver, gut, and lymph. If you avoid the consumption of fish and seafood for a few weeks prior to having amalgam fillings removed, you will help reduce the amount of mercury in your blood and prevent inhibition of drainage pathways.
Any dentist who performs amalgam removal will do so by making sure certain protocols are in place and strictly adhered to. Dr. McMillan follows the Huggins protocol for mercury removal. Additionally, your dentist should work closely with fellow physicians to ensure that any patient undergoing amalgam removal is in the best cellular health possible. Your dentist may also refer you to a local area physician who offers Vitamin C IV drips following your amalgam removal. This will help your recovery and leave you feeling refreshed.
When you decide to have your mercury-containing amalgam filling removed, there are benefits to choosing a holistic dentist. A holistic dentist will: