How is amalgam removal done?
When you visit our dental practice to get your amalgam fillings removed, we will comprehensively diagnose your mouth and understand the effect of the restorations on your teeth. The dentist will ask you to rinse your mouth with activated charcoal, as the procedure can be carried out easily and more effectively after it. Protective equipment such as goggles, hair cover, face barrier, etc., will be provided.
The procedure is carried out using an aerosol vacuum to extract the removed amalgam. The filling will be removed using the chunking technique, and since it could generate a lot of heat, we will use a jet of water to dissipate the heat and wash away the removed debris. Amalgam could have entered the dental tubules, which will have to be meticulously removed using a laser. The tooth will be cleaned thoroughly, and the dentist will ask you to rinse your mouth.
Please reach out to us to schedule a consultation with our dentist, and we’ll guide you further. Please call us at (703) 595-4405 or reach us through online consultation.