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Why should I consider safe mercury removal?

In the past, and still today, many dentists placed fillings made of silver amalgam. While this is still considered safe by the US Food and Drug Administration, mercury-safe dentists are finding repeated studies showing that the placement and maintenance of these fillings can lead to certain health risks. Dr. Beth Skovron and her team at Heritage Dental in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, can educate you on the issues and concerns with these fillings and what can be done to replace them.

The concerns associated with silver amalgam fillings

Dr. Skovron and her team take the health of their patients very seriously. One of the concerns they have surrounding silver amalgam fillings is that they contain high levels of mercury. Although these levels are considered low, and within safe limits according to the FDA, research has linked long-term exposure to mercury and mercury fillings to respiratory and neurological side effects. Silver amalgam fillings also tend to wear down over time, which can lead to decreased oral hygiene due to bacteria buildup around the edges. This could potentially increase a patient’s risk of developing cavities or gum disease.

In addition to the health concerns, many of our patients prefer alternative composite resin fillings rather than silver amalgam ones because they perceive them as more aesthetically pleasing.

Do I need to remove the amalgam fillings and have them replaced?

Dr. Skovron always discusses all treatment options with her patients and can advise patients on safe amalgam removal and replacement. A mercury-safe dentist such as Dr. Skovron will ensure that the removal of these fillings will be done in a way to reduce any risks to the patient and dental team. This includes the vapors associated with mercury fillings which can be harmful. They follow IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) SMART technique.

Who is a mercury-safe dentist in the area that can remove amalgam fillings?

Our team at Heritage Dental in Montgomeryville, PA, is here to help with the safe removal and replacement of amalgam fillings. If you live in or around Lansdale and Horsham, PA, and want to speak with Dr. Beth Skovron about your fillings, call (215) 792-2227 to request a visit at the office located at 595 Bethlehem Pike, Suite #302.


Why consider safe mercury removal?

Silver amalgam fillings contain approximately 50% mercury, a known neurotoxin, raising concerns about long-term health impacts. At Heritage Dental, Dr. Beth Skovron emphasizes safer alternatives and personalized care to address these risks effectively.

What are the concerns with silver amalgam fillings?

Research links mercury exposure from amalgam fillings to neurological and respiratory issues. Additionally, these fillings may deteriorate over time, compromising oral health and hygiene. Dr. Skovron’s team prioritizes patient safety and offers insights into these potential risks.

Do I need to replace my silver amalgam fillings?

While the FDA considers silver amalgam fillings safe, many patients opt for removal due to health concerns. Dr. Skovron provides thorough consultations to assess individual needs and recommends secure removal options using the IAOMT SMART technique.

Who can safely remove amalgam fillings in my area?

Heritage Dental in Montgomeryville, PA, is your trusted provider for safe mercury removal. Dr. Skovron and her team adhere to strict safety protocols, ensuring minimal exposure to harmful mercury vapors during removal.

How can I schedule a consultation?

Take proactive steps toward oral health by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Skovron. Call (215) 792-2227 to book your appointment at Heritage Dental, where personalized care and safe mercury removal await.

Dr. Beth Skovron, Heritage Dental, PA

Dr. Beth Skovron, DDS, FAGD, is a distinguished State University of New York graduate at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. With advanced training in oral surgery and therapeutic procedures, she embodies a legacy of dentistry—both her father and uncle were dentists, while her mother was a dental hygienist. Dr. Skovron's passion for dentistry extends to creating a serene, spa-like environment for patients. Renowned for her expertise in cosmetic reconstructions, she is a certified CEREC® mentor and a graduate of the prestigious SPEAR® program. Trust Dr. Skovron to provide exceptional dental care, integrating cutting-edge techniques to ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience during your visit.

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