Your Go-To Mercury-Safe Dentist
Kozica Dental is a mercury-safe certified dental practice located in Worcester, MA. We proudly provide mercury-safe certified treatment options, and our smart-certified dentist is highly-adept at mercury filling removal. While traditional dental fillings, sealants, and composites often contain BPA, mercury, and other potentially harmful materials, Kozica Dental uses only BPA- and mercury-free materials.
We Only Use BPA-Free Composite Material
In the dental world, there's great concern over using Bisphenol A, or BPA, in sealants and other dental composites. Various consumer goods contain BPA, including plastic water bottles and electronic coatings. A study published by The Open Dentistry Journal found that more than 86 percent of dental composite resins also contain BPA, often a by-product of other degraded ingredients.
According to a study by Cynthia Marie Metz, MS, BSN, RN, this material is linked to several health conditions ranging from infertility and early puberty to diabetes and obesity. Although the American Dental Association maintains that the small quantities of BPA sometimes found in these dental composites are not harmful, Kozica Dental does not expose its patients to any dental materials containing BPA. Patient safety is our priority, so we use only the highest quality BPA-free materials.
The Danger of Mercury Fillings
Mercury exposure can occur from mercury fillings. Patients with mercury fillings can be exposed to toxicity from exposure. Exposure can occur during the placement or removal of dental restorations. Mercury exposure is known to cause various health problems to varying degrees.
Why Removing Mercury Fillings is Important
We provide safe mercury filling removal because we understand the importance of not having mercury-containing items inside the mouth. Mercury has been linked to a wide array of systemic health problems, and we care about the safety and well-being of our valued patients. Because mercury fillings contain nearly 50 percent mercury, removing them is paramount to patient health and safety. The mercury filling removal procedure minimizes mercury exposure and removes failing amalgam fillings.
How Does Mercury Filling Removal Work?
During the mercury filling removal procedure, your dentist will use a small tool to break up the existing filling. From there, your dentist will use a suction tool to remove lingering vapors or particles from your mouth. Additionally, your dentist may use another small instrument that fits over your tooth to pull the remaining vapors and particles out immediately once the filling has broken loose from your tooth.
Why Choose Kozica Dental?
Dr. Kozica has completed extensive training to become certified by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) to remove fillings containing mercury safely. When amalgam fillings are removed, quantities of toxic mercury vapor can be released and may be inhaled by patients and staff. Dr. Kozica's SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) Certification allows our team to safely remove amalgam fillings to protect patients from excessive exposure to toxic mercury vapor. We follow the rigorous safety measures outlined by the IAOMT to reduce patient exposure to harmful materials during dental procedures. At Kozica Dental, our patients are our priority.
Contact Us Today for Mercury Filling Removal
If you want mercury fillings removed, the professional team at Kozica Dental can help. Our dental office is proud to be mercury-free and trusted by many Worcester area families. We offer general dentistry services, preventive dentistry services, cosmetic dentistry services, and emergency dentistry services, all of which are BPA- and mercury-free. Contact our practice to learn more or schedule an appointment with Dr. Kozica and our highly trained dental team. We look forward to working with you.