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WHAT IS DENTAL AMALGAM?


Dr. Al-Timimi follows safe mercury-amalgam fillings removal which consists of the following steps:

  1. Use of rubber dam (rubber shield) to isolate the tooth/teeth being worked on so that the broken pieces of the amalgam fillings are not ingested by the patient.
  2. Use of oxygen mask which covers the patient’s nose to prevent inhaling the mercury vapors.
  3. Use of mercury-vapor vaccum during the removal process (typically positioned few inches above the patient’s head).
    This vaccum unit is made specifically for cleaning the air from mercury vapors.
  4. During the removal process, continuous stream of water is used to cool down the mercury-amalgam fillings which helps in reducing the amount of vapors released.
  5. During the removal process, Dr. Al-Timimi and her assistants wear specific masks for mercury vapors.