Got a hole in your mouth?
At your first consultation, we will assess your mouth and suggest the most suitable next step if fillings are required, one that fits within your timeline and budget.
Judging by the number of dentists and patients rejecting amalgam fillings, official reassurances about mercury in a dental setting appear to have been met with a degree of scepticism.
This has led to the rise of mercury-free dentistry. our Gympie Dentists at Calton Hill Dental use only white, composite fillings. They’ll also remove old amalgam fillings for patients with health concerns about mercury – using an air filtration system to minimise mercury vapours.
What To Expect From
The World Health Organization (WHO) says inhaling mercury vapours can be fatal, damaging immune, digestive and nerve systems, and kidneys and lungs. And the salts in mercury can burn eyes and skin.
Health information resource Healthdirect says the small amount of mercury in amalgam fillings is safe for most people. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) agrees, but advises minimising dental amalgam for children, kidney disease patients, and breastfeeding or pregnant women.