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Vedic Dental | Safe Mercury Removal Protocols in North Potomac

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Safe Mercury Removal Protocols

Integrative Dentistry at Vedic Dental  Offers Safe Dental Amalgam Removal, State of the Art Technology and Integrative Total Body Detoxification Protocols.

Safe Amalgam / Mercury Removal Protocol

The safety of amalgam fillings represents an increasingly controversial topic in world dentistry. Sweden, Austria, Denmark, and Norway have banned amalgam use, and the United States' FDA revoked its previously pro-amalgam stance in a landmark decision June 4, 2008. Although the American Dental Association continues to promote amalgam fillings as standard of care dentistry, the FDA's website now warns "Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetuses" (fda.gov). California has made it mandatory for all dentists to declare to their patients about mercury use in their practice.

Regardless of which side of the amalgam-safety controversy seems most reasonable to you, our goal as dental providers is to offer the safest possible removal as old amalgam fillings break down and we encourage you to research safety issues surrounding amalgam restorations for yourself. When existing amalgam fillings are mechanically intact, it must be your personal choice to have them replaced with other materials, whether for health or esthetic reasons.

Vedic Dental has the BEST technology to protect you as patient as well as our entire staff! Our Staff is trained to understand, evaluate and safely remove Mercury Fillings from your body and help you with the Detoxification Process.

For YOUR Safety

  •  Upon request and highly recommended: USP FOOD-GRADE, COCONUT-SHELL, ACTIVATED CHARCOAL SLURRY for rinse and swallow. Charcoal slurry, processed to meet purification standards required for medical use, absorbs toxins, drugs and poisons. Charcoal rinse/swallow prior to amalgam removal coats the oral mucosa and tongue with tasteless black powder to prevent absorption of mercury debris into soft oral tissues and the digestive tract.

 Note: Charcoal slurry also absorbs birth control pills, antibiotics, chronic disease/prescription medication, etc. ingested two hours prior or two hours post. To avoid charcoal absorption of beneficial drugs, rinse only is recommended. Charcoal does not absorb vitamin or mineral supplements.

  • Copious use of OZONATED WATER during amalgam removal suppresses mercury vapor, particulates, and dust, trapping amalgam debris in the Clean-Up suction.

  •  The flexible, self-supporting suction arm of the IQAIR DENTAL MERCURY FLEXVAC positions near your head to capture mercury vapor, particulates, and dust, reducing measurable ambient mercury debris (as well as drill aerosols, VOC's, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, dust, viruses, bacteria, and microbial contaminates) to nearly zero. The combination of the Clean-Up, IQAir FlexVac, and LG-2 Ionizers replaces the nose-hood that may be found in other offices.

  •  An ORA-SHIELD DENTAL DAM NAPKIN drapes facial skin.

  •   Rubber Dam: This is use to prevent mercury vapor and particles from entering inside your body.


  • The i2-System: Unique Patented Mouthpiece Creates a Wide Open, Well Lit Field for our dentists to work with high efficiency in your mouth.Easy-to-insert, and comfortable for the patient, the Isolite mouthpiece can be inserted in only a few seconds and removed even more quickly. Economical, disposable mouthpieces mean no risk of patient cross contamination. The soft, flexible, non-impinging Isolite mouthpiece:

- isolates maxillary and mandibular quadrants simultaneously retracts and protects tongue and cheek
- delivers bright, shadowless illumination throughout the oral cavity
- continuously aspirates fluids and oral debris
- obturates the throat to prevent inadvertent aspiration of material


  • A NARROW, ROUND-TIP BUR sections old amalgam fillings into the largest chunks possible, reducing release of mercury vapor, particulates, and dust.

  •  Meticulous maintenance of equipment and use of ozonated water in dental lines maximize the efficiency of our technology.


Normal use of a high-speed drill creates a spray of air, water, bacteria, pieces of amalgam mercury vapor, carious dentin, ect. Straw-type aspirators, with their limited field of suction, are not physically able to contain or prevent all of the potentially infectious aerosol and particulate from exiting the patient's mouth, whereas the unique design of Clean Up, providing a continuous aspiration of the work area, can capture and remove it all.

  •  We protect the environment with the SolmeteX® Hg5® Series Amalgam Separator installed on our wastewater lines. The amalgam separator traps mercury-amalgam fragments before they can be released into the public water system. Approximately 64% of the mercury load on city wastewater management comes from dentistry. In fact, studies indicate that some 20 tons of mercury would not be discharged into the environment annually if every dental office had a separator installed on its water lines. Maryland does not yet require amalgam separators for dental offices, but we've taken the initiative.

  • About 50% of dental offices are Mercury Free. But less than 1% are Mercury Safe dental office.

  •  Safety for our Patients, our Team, and Environment is our priority. At Vedic Dental, we have set in place extra care to minimize your risk of exposure of mercury when removing dental amalgam fillings.

  •  Our patients are given medical grade oxygen to minimize the inhalation of mercury vapors, our team uses filtration masks reducing our own exposure, and we use special evacuation equipment and follow strict toxic waste protocols to protect our precious environment.

For OUR Safety

  •  For us, exposure to ambient mercury is daily, an occupational hazard. Our rubber-based masks have two filters, an outer to trap mercury particulates that can lodge in our lungs during amalgam-removal and an inner to filter mercury dust and vapor.

Post Mercury Removal Follow up


  • All the work is not done just because mercury has been taken out of your mouth. A strict rigorous detoxification follow up, which initially lasts for 3 months for all patients. Then based on level of your toxicity and post-detoxification analysis tests, you may need to continue regular interval detox program.

  • The mercury and other heavy metals have a tendency to accumulate in mainly 3 locations, liver, kidney and connective tissues. In some instances, there is brain accumulation with more toxic side effects. The detoxification program targets at continuing to regularly detoxify the body through every food as well as planned detoxification protocols.

  • After your mercury fillings have been removed, we will be guiding and monitoring your progress and encouraging you with your newer regained metal free lifestyle shift.

  • At Vedic Dental, we recommend only best natural remedies you can begin to incorporate in your detoxification protocol rather than making you spend unnecessary time and money. Our focus is for long term health rather than short term fix.
North Potomac Dentist | Safe Mercury Removal Protocols . Kalpna Ranadive is a North Potomac Dentist.