At Dentistry by Shane Nelson, DDS, we offer comprehensive holistic dental care. When patients request amalgam filling removal, we adhere to strict protocols to protect the health and safety of the patients, dental team, and environment. We provide a safe mercury removal process for patients in Overland Park, KS, and the surrounding areas.

Treatment with a mercury safe dentist

Throughout history, the mouth and body were treated independently without understanding the connection between the two and the impact of the mouth on the body. In holistic dentistry, we strive to treat and maintain the health of the whole patient. This includes educating our patients in understanding the dangers of mercury, and the reasons for amalgam filling removal.

Mercury Removal Process

At Dentistry by Shane Nelson, DDS, we maintain a mercury safe office and acknowledge the dangers this substance poses to our patients and dental staff. Dr. Nelson is a mercury safe dentist and is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). He follows the strict protocol and proper handling practices for the safe removal of amalgam fillings.

Whether for health reasons or due to problems with the filling, patients may want their fillings removed. In doing so, we follow a safe mercury removal process that involves specific procedures before, during, and after the fillings are removed. With standard filling removal, dentists often use a drilling technique that dangerously exposes the patient and dental staff to mercury vapors.

In contrast, our mercury safe dentist adheres to the IAOMT’s protocols to protect the health and wellness of the patient, staff, and environment. This minimizes mercury exposure during the filling removal process. The following steps are part of our safe mercury removal process:

  • A separator collects mercury waste.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and ventilators remove airborne vapors.
  • For the patient, chewing charcoal before and after the procedure helps absorb the mercury. A dental dam and oxygen mask also help avoid ingestion of mercury vapors.
  • The dental team is protected by gowns, gloves, and masks to avoid mercury exposure.

To learn more about the mercury removal process with a mercury safe dentist, contact Dentistry by Shane Nelson, DDS in Overland Park, KS. Call (913) 297-7800.

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Dr. Shane Nelson is a leading dentist in Overland Park
Dr. Shane Nelson is a leading dentist in Overland Park. He opened his private practice in January 2002 and has been serving the community for over two decades. Having pursued several courses in cosmetic, holistic, biomimetic, gneuromuscular, and laser dentistry, he shares his expertise with dentists from all over the world as a clinical instructor. Dr. Nelson is a SMART certified dentist and is one of the six accredited dentists in the entire state of Kansas.

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