Mercury-Free Fillings Near Katonah, NY
Your Whole-Body Health Is Our Focus
As a known neurotoxin, mercury can be deadly to the human body. Unfortunately, mercury has been a common ingredient in metal amalgam fillings and dental restorations for over a century. Since our team is focused on holistic practices, we only offer mercury-free fillings near Katonah, NY.
Mercury-Free Means Toxin-Free
We are committed to providing you with the best care possible. Most recently, our team has studied with Thomas Rau, MD of the Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland. Along with other leading integrative physicians, Dr. Rau recognizes mercury from dental fillings as a major contributor to the body burden of heavy metals, a common denominator in the development of chronic degenerative disease.
Mercury amalgam fillings can break down over time due to wear, develop decay around them, or need to be removed due to the medical diagnosis of mercury toxicity. You may even choose to have yours removed for aesthetic reasons or because you are concerned about the risks of having them in your teeth.
Dr. Lerner does not diagnose mercury toxicity. The determination of mercury toxicity requires testing and diagnosis by a Medical Physician. If you do not have a physician knowledgeable in the diagnosis and treatment of heavy metal toxicity, we will be happy to offer a referral.
Since mercury releases as a vapor during treatment, we use special protocols to minimize your risk of exposure during removal. These protocols were developed by the IAOMT, an international organization of dentists, physicians, and scientists dedicated to research and education about allergy and toxicity associated with commonly used dental materials, which includes mercury.
There are other metals that have commonly been used in crowns, such as palladium and nickel which are known to stress the immune system. Even titanium used in dental implants can trigger allergic responses in sensitive patients. Because of this, we screen all materials we will use in your care to ensure they are safe for you.
Protection, Protection, Protection
We will provide you with a mask that covers your nose and allows you to breathe oxygen, instead of the vapor that is generated when the mercury fillings are removed. We use a rubber dam on the teeth we are treating, so they are isolated from the rest of your mouth to keep you from swallowing mercury-filling dust.
A high-speed vacuum will be out in place to suction the debris that’s generated by the old fillings, and another vacuum (IQ Air) will remove the aerosol and mercury vapor generated as the fillings are removed. The IQ Air also filters the mercury and other toxins out of the air. Disposable surgical drapes will be placed over your body to avoid contaminating your skin and clothing.
When you are undergoing Mercury Amalgam filling removal, please follow the guidelines given to you by our staff to prepare yourself for removal. You can view a copy here.
Mercury Toxicity Symptoms
- Numbness and/or tingling of hands and feet
- Digestive issues
- Faulty memory
- Metallic taste
- Changes in sleep habits
In this video, Dr. Lerner shares the science and symptoms of mercury poisoning from old mercury fillings.
Dr. Lerner explains the issues linked to mercury fillings and why baby boomers with mercury fillings should consider removing them in this video.
Learn More About Mercury-Free Fillings Near Katonah, NY
To experience our exceptional dental care, schedule your New Patient Exam by calling 914-245-4041 or by clicking here. Your appointment includes a comprehensive review of your health history and concerns; an evaluation of your teeth, bite, gums, and airway passage; low-radiation digital x-rays; and a discussion of your options with a personalized treatment plan. We look forward to meeting you!
As the premier holistic dental practice in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and the Hudson Valley Region., our dentist and team at The Center For Holistic Dentistry also provide 5-star dental care to patients from White Plains, Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Briarcliff Manor & Westchester County, N.Y., and the surrounding areas.