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Amalgam Removal FAQ’s: Is Amalgam Removal Difficult?

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Published By Dr. Rachel Hall at 7 May, 2013

Is Amalgam Removal Difficult?

Is amalgam removal difficult as there are safe amalgam removal protocols that must be followed?

The process of amalgam removal to replace mercury dental fillings itself is quite straightforward as like in any other dental procedure we numb your mouth, drill and then put a new filling in.

The difference with a holistic dentist is that we also use very strict safety protocols to ensure we minimise your and our exposure to the mercury vapour that is released at the time. These protocols are known as SMART – safe mercury amalgam removal technique.

How Are Amalgam Fillings Safely Removed?

Safe mercury amalgam removal technique and amalgam removal is not difficult, it’s more that it is slightly different to what you experience at a traditional dentist due to the fact that we take the extra precautions to safeguard you and the dental team from mercury exposure.

Essentially what is involved in the use of a barrier sheet over your mouth to prevent the ingestion, swallowing and inhalation of amalgam fragments, amalgam dust and mercury vapour. The barrier sheet or rubber dam covers your mouth but not your nose and you can easily breathe and swallow normally during the process.

We also use a ducting/vacuuming filter to draw away the mercury vapour to ensure no one in the treatment room is inhaling this potential highly toxic substance. (Read more about the safety protocol here).

Amalgam Removal Holistic Dentist Brisbane

At Evolve Dental Healing amalgam removal is only ever carried out after extensive consultation and dental examination involving a full mouth check-up, dental x-rays where indicated, assessment of your dental health and your overall health and health history.

It is important that anyone undergoing dental amalgam removal supports themselves with a nutrient dense diet and specific supplements before, during and for a period after their amalgams have been replaced. This is essential to assist the body to cope with the mercury detoxification process and maximise the benefits of treatment.

For many patients, we liaise with your health care practitioner so as for best to support you through the process and can also recommend highly qualified practitioners to assist your mercury detoxification and chelation (heavy metal removal).

Is amalgam removal difficult? No.

Is amalgam removal important if you care about your health? I think so.

If you would like to know more about amalgam removal and the impact of mercury then please contact me via the contact details on this website to book in for an amalgam removal consultation today. Call today


  • Dr. Rachel Hall

    Dr. Rachel Hall

    Rachel is the founder and principal dentist at Evolve Dental Healing with over 25 years experience, practicing holistically since 2001. Not your typical dentist, Rachel is a passionate opinion leader, challenging convention to empower people to make better dental and health choices, helping thousands to have healthy natural smiles. A respected writer and presenter on holistic dentistry, health and wellness it is Rachel’s mission to revolutionise the way people look at their dental health.

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