As a licensed dentist in the state of Minnesota, Dr. Kaur is able to engage with her patients in the education regarding controversial dental procedures and guide each patient through the informed consent process. Although Dr. Kaur is unable to recommend dental amalgam removal for her patients unless an acute allergic response to the dental amalgam itself is present, YOU have the right to make decisions regarding your body and the health care you wish to receive.
Before proceeding with mercury (amalgam) filling removal, Dr. Tara Kaur will guide each patient through the informed consent process. During your initial consultation appointment, Dr. Kaur will:
- Offer both sides of controversial dental procedures
- Help you become familiar with differing philosophies in relation to dental materials and procedures
- Discuss the risks, benefits, advantages, disadvantages and costs of all treatment options and replacement materials
- Recommend a medical consultation with a physician should you believe your dental mercury amalgam fillings are contributing to acute or chronic health challenges
- Review our informed consent for non-standard dental treatment and ensure you understand all options and risks before moving forward with mercury amalgam filling removal
Once you understand the information reviewed in the consultation appointment and sign our informed consent for non-standard dental treatment, Dr. Kaur can ethically and legally commence with your dental revision.
MECURY (AMALGAM) FILLING REMOVAL PROTOCOL
At Tara Kaur, DDS, we take mercury very seriously. We offer many protective safety measures during your dental revision appointments. Our standard protocol involves, but is not limited to:
– rubber dam
– alternate oxygen supply
– mercury vapor vacuum
– high volume evacuation
– copious water spray
– sectioning of mercury (amalgam) fillings
SPECIAL ATTENTION: It is recommended that you remember to drink copious amounts of water, take appropriate supplements, and eat a diet high in fiber to aid in maintaining open detoxification pathways before and after the dental appointment.
DO NOT TAKE ANY ORAL VITAMIN C on the day of the dental visit if you will be receiving local anesthetic (novacaine). Vitamin C has the ability to drastically reduce the effectiveness of the anesthetic making it necessary to use an extra amount, or to wait extra time before it becomes effective. If desired, oral vitamin C can be taken after the dental visit is completed, this will help dissipate the anesthetic, enabling it to wear off faster.