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Pasadena Holistic Dentist-Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S.

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What is Biological-Holistic dentistry?

  Pasadena Holistic and Biological dentists recognize the impact of toxic materials and relate it to dental and physiological health. Our Dentists are concerned with the integrity of the oral cavity and use materials and procedures in their practices that are systemically compatible. The best Bio-compatible materials are used through bio-compatiblity testing for every patient. 
Is there a concern about the use of mercury in dentistry?
  Many people do not realize the "silver" amalgam fillings are 50% mercury. A large filling may contain as much mercury as a thermometer. Mercury vaporizes easily at room temperature, and in this state, is odorless, colorless and tasteless. Inhaled mercury vapor is readily absorbed into the bloodstream. The World Health Organization has concluded that dental fillings contribute more mercury to a person's body than all other sources of mercury combined. Mercury is a powerful poison. Published research demonstrates that mercury is more toxic than lead, cadmium or arsenic. No amount of exposure to mercury vapor can be considered harmless. Especially considering its cumulative effect.
Is there an associated health risk?
  Mercury is the most toxic, non-radioactive element on the earth. Most medical and scientific researchers have called for a ban on the use of mercury in all products. However, the potential harmful effects of mercury fillings have been ignored by the U.S. Government. Due to its poisonous nature, mercury can adversely affect the immune, urinary, cardiac, respiratory and digestive systems. Under laboratory conditions, mercury has produced brain cell deterioration identical to that seen in victims of Alzheimer's disease.
Should I have my mercury fillings removed?
  The IAOMT believes you should (unless you are pregnant or lactating). Mercury vapor is continuously emitted from dental fillings and accumulates in the body over time. The damaging effects of this exposure may not manifest for years or even decades. Studies repeatedly demonstrate that even low levels of mercury cause measurable adverse health effects. Mercury in the tissues of a fetus or infant correlates significantly with the number of dental amalgam fillings in the mother. Newborns may be at risk for learning disabilities because of mercury their mother absorbed during pregnancy. Many physicians are testing their patients for mercury toxicity and referring them to biological dentists. Across scientific disciplines, health professionals are realizing that mercury may adversely impact patient health.
How to avoid Root Canals with MTA Pulp Therapy
  In the past when decay was deep into a tooth, Root Canal therapy was the treatment of choice to save the tooth.  Root Canal Therapy causes the tooth to become week and brittle and over time to fracture.  It also causes the tooth to harbor ongoing bacteria infection. Now we are able to avoid root canals with a material called MTA and the treatment of choice is MTA pulp Therapy.  In cases when patient suffers from large decay and no pain, MTA is the material of choice for the patient.  
Is there a proper way to remove mercury fillings?
  To prevent additional mercury exposure, find a biological dentist properly trained in mercury filling removal. Patients should inquire about the following amalgam removal protocols:

Utilizing an efficient suction system in the oral cavity with a special tip or its equivalent to contain amalgam particles and mercury vapors.

Operating a vacuum system at maximum efficiency.

Applying copious amounts of water to the filling during removal.

Removing the amalgam in large segments to minimize the generation of mercury vapor and amalgam particulate.

Providing the patient and dental staff with a mercury-free source of air.