Day of mercury removal we use the following:
- Vitamin C IV, as a mild chelator and as a maintainer of the body’s level of glutathione
- Conscious sedation, for extended visits beyond two hours and to allow treatment to cross the midline of the body
- Mercury Vapor Ionizer to electrically neutralize the mercury gases
- Dental Air Vac Suction
- Oxygen for patient with a barrier over nose to reduce the possibility of breathing in mercury vapor
- Complete draping of the body including protective eyewear for patient
- Rubber dam, to isolate the teeth being worked on and prevent particles from entering the soft tissue of the mouth.
- Sulfur is used on our non-allergic patients to prevent mercury gases from traveling through the dam.
- Suction behind the rubber dam to absorb mercury gases that travel through the dam
- High speed removal of amalgam with copious amounts of water and suction, to keep mercury vapor to a minimum.
- Slow…speed drill on dentin, to lessen trauma to the living tooth
- Use of ozone to sterilize prior to restoration placement.
- Replace filling with a compatible composite
- Completion of all surgical procedures by the doctor
- Post treatment education concerning detoxification
- Acupressure and massage provided for patient rehabilitation
Protocol for Amalgam Removal and Dental Revision
Our dental protocols are designed to remove as much dental toxicity in as nontoxic a fashion as possible.
- A serum compatibility test of dental materials will be performed to determine which dental materials are safest or least offensive to the patient’s immune system. For more information on how to begin this process please call BIOCOMP LAB Toll-free number (800) 331-2303.
- Supplementation in the form of vitamin C powder or tablets, minerals, and digestive enzymes, is recommended a few weeks prior to dental procedures. Please contact Dr. Mendez for additional information about these supplements.
- Special attention will be given to the 7-14-21 day cycles when scheduling appointments.
- A Total Dental Revision (TDR) includes the removal of amalgam fillings in the proper sequence, using a rubber dam. Other fillings that appear to be biologically incompatible with the patient will be removed and replaced with the most biocompatible replacement materials.
- The patient also has all identifiable sources of dental infection removed, which will virtually always include all cavitation, dental implants, and root-canal filled teeth. Biologically incompatible crowns will be replaced with compatible ones, and all nickel, often present in stainless steel, will typically be replaced with more compatible metal. The patient will be guided to undergo the best available measures to treat and possible reverse any periodontal disease that may be present.
- When indicated, intravenous sedation with an anesthesiologist in attendance is used to make the dental treatments proceed more smoothly and less traumatically. The anesthesiologist, who administers sedation, remains with the patient. When procedures are made under sedation, the midline is neutralized, allowing Dr. to perform the dental procedures on both sides of the mouth during the same appointment.
- Intravenous vitamin C is administered before, during, and after the performance of the dental work, to help neutralize any toxicity that may still reach the blood and tissues.
- Strong negative pole magnets are applied to all operative sites after the dental work, completely eliminating the need for pain medications in many patients.
- Extra purified water, the DAV System, and negative ion generators are used during treatment to reduce the amount of mercury vapor in the dental office environment.
- PZI (Protamina Zinc Insulin) is administered to increase circulation and simulate formation of new blood vessels around the area of injection.
- Acupressure is performed at the conclusion of dental treatment to neutralize discomfort and to minimize, or even eliminate in the case of some patients, the use of pain medications. Healing progresses faster without pain medication.