There are many dental practices in which mercury is avoided. There are fewer dental practices skilled in the safe removal of this toxic substance. An amalgam filling should not simply be drilled down and removed. The exposure to mercury particles would be far too great with this approach. Hence, many dentists advise their patients to leave mercury fillings in place as long as they are intact.
Dr. Tammy DeGregorio is an accredited member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and is a past President. Her skill in the safe removal of amalgam fillings is extensive and she trains other dentists in the strict protocols so that they, too, may provide the safest care to their patients.