Drs. Dalwani, Oren, and Altman, with their staff at the Center for Holistic Dentistry in the Los Angeles, California area, believe that biocompatible and high-quality materials are of great importance with any medical or dental application. The mouth is known as the portal to the rest of the body, making a focus on biocompatible dentistry incredibly significant. Our facility is dedicated to ensuring safe mercury removal with our dentists, focusing on removing toxic materials from the mouth safely and effectively.
The terms “mercury-free” and “mercury-safe” confuse many patients, thinking they have the same purpose and meaning. However, these terms are different. Our practice is both mercury-free, meaning that our dental team does not use amalgam or any mercury-containing products, and also mercury-safe, meaning our experienced dental team is extensively trained in preventing mercury exposure by following strict protocols during the removal of amalgam fillings.
Replacing a filling is also known as a “drill and fill.” Our dental team removes the old filling and replaces it with a composite resin alternative during this process. Removing an amalgam filling can release mercury vapors into the air, affecting everyone in the treatment room. This is why we follow specific mercury-safe protocols. This may include:
Another service we offer in our office is ozone therapy. Ozone therapy is a dental treatment that utilizes ozone gas, a highly reactive type of oxygen, to cure various oral health problems. Ozone has been used in dentistry to treat tooth decay, gum disease, and other conditions. Ozone works by killing bacteria and other microorganisms that can cause infection and damage to teeth and gums. This treatment can be done directly into the affected area or through an injection into the bloodstream. Ozone therapy is effective in reducing inflammation, controlling plaque, and treating gum disease. Additionally, it is a safe and natural way to improve oral health without the use of harsh chemicals or drugs.
In addition to visiting us for specific needs, we encourage patients to come in regularly for routine cleanings and evaluations. These appointments are crucial, as they allow our dental team to monitor your oral health and wellness and educate you on ways you can improve your home healthcare routine. These visits also allow our team to spot problems in their earliest stages, ensuring proper attention is given soon enough to avoid further damage.