Safe and Holistic Mercury Removal - I Use the SMART Technique from the IAOMT, Then I Rebuild the Tooth in Layers
to Protect it From Future Root Canals and Leakage
This patient was on a detox program and wanted to get the mercury out of her mouth because she realized that there is basically no point in detoxing when the vapors of this mercury are constantly going to continue to build up her mercury levels. She wanted it removed safely and built up biomimetically.
You can see discoloration
Lowers - Before
Lowers - After
Uppers - Before
Uppers - After
This patient knew that the mercury in his mouth wasn't helping things and could be something that could affect his health. He is young so it's good to do this at a young age - especially before starting something like a detox program. He wanted the mercury removed and the teeth rebuilt biomimetically. His main concern was having something non-toxic that lasts a long time.
His smiling face!
Here's the area we'll remove
Tooth isolated and mercury removed
Starting buildup process
Further in the process...
Another angle - we're ready for an onlay
We're getting there...
There it is with the temp onlay!
She wanted her mercury removed as well as her dished out fillings removed to correct her bite. I circled the dished out filling in the photo - on the opposite side of where the mercury is.
Before - I circled the dished out filling as well
After - mercury and filling handled
This young man didn't want to wind up getting ill as he got older because of the mercury in his mouth and he wanted the work to last so he wanted a biomimetic rebuild. There is a lot of exciting things to show you so I will divide this treatment into 4 sections and walk with you to show you each part.
Before - his smiling face!
Case 04 - Sub Section 01
In this section you can see a couple of these teeth may have been crowns or maybe even root canals. You can see how deep the fillings were and, using biomimetic dentistry, we never have to worry about blowing into the root causing a root canal - which is fairly common when placing crowns. No crowns, no root canals.
Safe mercury removal complete
After biomimetically restored
Case 04 - Sub Section 02
Here you can see less extreme restorations. These were easy to fix as the fillings were not deep and massive.
Mercury removed - building up back tooth
Case 04 - Sub Section 03
It's very common to find terrible decay under old mercury fillings. You can see that there was quite a bit of cleanup that needed to happen here. This is exactly why people wind up with root canals: the decay sneaks under the leaking filling. You can see here that a lot of work goes into true biomimetic restorations.
Isolating and starting the buildup
Buildup almost complete...
Buildup done - ready for onlays
Case 04 - Sub Section 04
THIS IS NOT BLOOD. This is a special red dye that we use in biomimetic. This red dye lets us determine if there is actually decay or if it is just discoloration. We don't need to grind out the discoloration so this is a critical element in saving as much tooth structure as possible. No crowns needed and no root canals - the red dye is a big help in making sure we don't need to grind down deep causing a root canal.
Isololating and building up the tooth
Red dye - checking for decay
Clearing away decay...
Complete! Ready for onlays
Watch these three short videos to learn about the dangers of Mercury/Amalgam/Silver fillings:
What is Important to Know When Getting your Mercury or “Silver” Fillings Removed:
NEVER EVER EVER EVER GET YOUR TEETH CLEANED, POLISHED, ETC IF YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY ANY MERCURY FILLINGS IN YOUR MOUTH OR MERCURY PACKED IN UNDER CROWNS, ETC. PLEASE WATCH THE ABOVE 3 VIDEOS TO LEARN WHY. THIS IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT. If you absolutely must get your teeth cleaned and you can't afford to remove your mercury fillings, find someone that can CAREFULLY clean around those fillings and not polish them or be abrasive with them - the vapors they emit can multiply greatly with friction or scratching.
Phase 1: Prep for Mercury-Removal
The first and foremost part of the procedure that is very important is protecting the patient and also the staff
in the office. The basics are:
Air-filtration system for the room to catch loose particles. The patient should be given some sort of binder,
such as charcoal, just before the procedure. This will neutralize any mercury ions.
Patient should be given oxygen under a protective mask to protect them from breathing particles. A dental dam
should be used in order to prevent fragments from falling in the mouth. The patient should hold a second, high-powered
vacuum, near the mouth in order to catch any air-borne particles during the procedure.
Phase 2: Safe Removal of Mercury While Protecting the Root
The mercury should be removed in the largest chunks possible to prevent small pieces or too much mercury gas being released.
A non-biomimetic dentist will need to grind out all the decay, which means that there is a risk that the dentist will grind too far down and accidently hit the nerve, causing the necessity of a root canal. In biomimetic dentistry, we use a red dye that allows us to determine DISCOLORATION versus actual decay - the discoloration can be left behind as it will simply be buried under the new restoration. This incredible advance in technology reduces the change that we will blow into the nerve, causing a root canal, to almost zero.
Phase 3: Build-up and Materials Used
You need to use high-quality materials that are not generally known to be reactive or toxic, but that also give a great bond and perfect seal.
By selecting a biomimetic dentist, you can rest assured they will NOT grind down your good tooth structure to
place a crown, but they will slowly and meticulously build the tooth back up in layers of the filling material.
They will protect the root and prevent a crown, a root canal and also strengthen your tooth and allow it to have
a long and healthy life. This is what Mother Nature intended!
GETTING YOUR MERCURY SAFELY REMOVED IS LITERALLY JUST AS IMPORTANT AS BUILDING THE TOOTH BACK UP PROPERLY. ONLY
A BIOMIMETIC DENTIST WILL BUILD THE TOOTH BACK UP IN A WAY TO PREVENT FUTURE ROOT CANALS AND CROWNS. IF YOU HAVE
A NON-BIOMIMETIC DENTIST REMOVE YOUR FILLINGS, YOU WILL GET COMPOSITE FILLINGS WHERE THEY JUST CRAM IN THE COMPOSITE
AND CURE IT, OFTEN NEEDING TO BE REPLACED IN ABOUT 5 YEARS. IT ALSO LEAVES YOU OPEN TO GETTING ROOT CANALS BECAUSE,
OVER TIME, THE DECAY CAN SNEAK PAST THE FILLING MATERIAL (BECAUSE IT IS NOT SEALED) AND TRAVELS INTO THE ROOT
AND INFECTS IT. THE ONLY HEALTHY WAY TO REBUILD THE TOOTH AFTER THE MERCURY IS REMOVED IS WITH BIOMIMETIC DENTISTRY.
Phase 4: Additional Information on Mercury Under Crowns, etc
Crowns that are partially metal (called PFM or porcelain-fused-to-metal) cannot be x-rayed to see if there is
mercury packed under the crown.
In that case, the crown will need to be removed and inspected as there might be mercury packed in under them.
A biomimetic dentist will then create a layered foundation to seat and seal the crown, protecting the tooth
from bacteria sneaking in under the crown causing a root canal.
The War in Your Mouth:
The IAOMT, the leader in science-based biological dentistry, states:
"Just one amalgam dental filling releases up to 15 micrograms of mercury daily – about 6 times the amount you'd
ingest from contaminated seafood."
Dr. Tom McGuire, the leader in mercury-filling education, states:
"Mercury is the most poisonous, naturally occurring, non-radioactive substance on earth. It contributes to over
100 health issues, including heart disease, autism, chronic fatigue, MS, allergies, depression, memory loss and
anxiety . . . to name but a few"
The American Dental Association, the world's largest and oldest national dental association, states:
"Dental amalgam is considered a safe, affordable and durable material that has been used to restore the teeth
of more than 100 million Americans. It contains a mixture of metals such as silver, copper and tin, in addition
to mercury, which binds these components into a hard, stable and safe substance. Dental amalgam has been studied
and reviewed extensively, and has established a record of safety and effectiveness."
Who's right? How did this craziness ever get started?
Per Dr. McGuire's book,
The Poison in Your Teeth
, the following is the true information on the creation of the ADA (this information
is NOT easy to come by – but you need this background information to understand this industry):
"In 1840 the first dental association, the American Society of Dental Surgeons (ASDS) was founded. Its purpose
was to regulate and standardize dental treatment, give licensed dentists credibility and, more importantly, prohibit
the use of amalgam fillings by member dentists."
"Prior to 1840, dentists fell into two categories: doctor-dentists, or physicians who also practiced dentistry,
and barber-dentists. The term "barber-dentist" actually referred to a collection of tradesmen such as blacksmiths,
silversmiths, cabinetmakers , and of course, barbers. Many of them moonlighted as pseudo-dentists who, until
the invention of amalgams, were best known for cutting hair and pulling teeth. Old drawings depicting barber-dentists
often showed a patient sitting in a barber's chair having a tooth pulled out – and not looking very happy about
"Initially the ASDS flourished. It moved forward with its efforts against amalgam fillings and, in 1843, passed
a resolution banning their use by any ASDS member. This well-intended resolution stated that members who continued
to place amalgam fillings could lose their license to practice dentistry. While the resolution was wonderfully
sensible, it had no effect on barber-dentists. Patients were still coming to them for amalgam fillings, they
were making a lot of money, and they weren't at all concerned about the health hazards of mercury. So why worry
about what the ASDS had to say? They didn't"
"It didn't take long for ASDS member dentists to realize they were losing patients to barber-dentists who were
still offering the cheaper and longer-lasting amalgam fillings. Watching this sizable source of income slipping
away, a significant number of ASDS dentists decided they wanted to use amalgam fillings and left the ASDS. As
more and more dentists left the society, the ASDS saw the writing on the wall and disbanded for lack of members.
It wasn't long after that the dentists who supported the use of amalgams got together to form their own dental
association – the American Dental Association (ADA), founded in 1859. In effect, the ADA was formed so member
dentists could generate revenues from placing amalgam fillings without fear of losing their licenses. The same
association still regulates and controls the dental profession today – and continues to adamantly support the
use of amalgams."
Ahhhh, now it makes sense...
Yep, I figured that would help. You can thank Dr. McGuire for that. We use his books and materials in our office for patients
to use. I'm also a personal friend of Dr. McGuire.
So that should help you understand the situation. For whatever reason, this information is not easily found
– maybe because it's not being promoted at all. Or maybe… it's being actively hidden.
Without saying, the above is why we are part of the IAOMT and also Dr. McGuire's Mercury-Free Dentist Directory,
but we are not part of the ADA.
IMPORTANT: "SILVER FILLING," "AMALGAM," AND "MERCURY FILLING" ALL MEAN EXACTLY THE SAME THING.
Well, now that you want to get those things out, here's how we will help you do it:
IMPORTANT!!! Removing the existing mercury from your mouth IS NOT a process to be undertaken without observing the strictest
of protocols to ensure safe mercury removals. When this job is done improperly you can expose yourself to unacceptable
amounts of mercury. This leads us to state, without reserve, that either you have the mercury removals done properly
or LEAVE THEM IN PLACE.
To drill out an existing amalgam filling would mean heating the materials. Heat transforms solid mercury particles
into vapors, which can then be breathed into the lungs and absorbed through the skin. Microscopic mercury particulates
are so small that they, too, can be inhaled and absorbed through tissues they land on as the drill sends them
in various directions both in and outside of the mouth.
Our process involves additional protection for the patient, our staff, and the environment such as supplemental
oxygen, protection for the skin, air filtration, and precision cutting techniques that keeps amalgam from heating.
Additionally, our patients are given activated charcoal before their procedure. Activated charcoal binds to
mercury molecules in the body and safely escorts them away.
Patients who are interested in an advanced, supervised detoxification from heavy metals and mercury are recommended
to Moses Nutrition in Glendale to do an all-natural, food-based, gentle, long-term detox.
Videos on this procedure in action will be found below the text on this page.
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Preparing for safe mercury removal
Isolating tooth and preparing for mercury removal
Checking for decay and removing
Mercury removal now restored biomimetically
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Hear what our patients have to say about Safe Mercury Removal
Dr. Paul O'Malley is a wonderful, kind, excellent, knowledgeable, and gentle dentist. He has put crowns on my teeth that have lasted for years. He also took the old mercury fillings out and replaced them and I didn't even have a toothache. I want to also mention that he did another amazing job of fixing an old crown by bonding it back in place and it works perfectly (he specializes in something three other dentists I spoke with couldn't do!) It was incredible! He is up-to-date and I would recommend him to anyone for sure! Thank you again and again, Dr. O'Malley!