AMALGAM REMOVAL PROTOCOL
Members of The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) follow the below guidelines, believed to be the safest and most comprehensive:
- Utilizing a high volume suction system and copious irrigation.
- Removing large sections of the amalgam at once to minimize amalgam particulate and mercury vapor.
- Proper isolation with barriers (rubber dam, drapes, etc) protecting the patient and staff
- Providing the patient with medical grade oxygen support in a room with superior quality purified air
- Assuring biocompatible placement of restorations
- Working with other healthcare professionals to determine a proper detox protocol so that mercury is not reabsorbed to harm the body.