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Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 517391, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/517391
Review Article

A Safe Protocol for Amalgam Removal

Dr. Dana Coloson & Associates, 1950 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M4S 1Z4

Received 9 August 2011; Accepted 1 November 2011

Academic Editor: Margaret E. Sears

Copyright © 2012 Dana G. Colson. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Today's environment has different impacts on our body than previous generations. Heavy metals are a growing concern in medicine. Doctors and individuals request the removal of their amalgam (silver mercury) restorations due to the high mercury content. A safe protocol to replace the silver mercury filling will ensure that there is minimal if any absorption of materials while being removed. Strong alternative white composite and lab-processed materials are available today to create a healthy and functioning mouth. Preparation of the patient prior to the procedure and after treatment is vital to establish the excretion of the mercury from the body.