The Impact on Mercury Fillings: Getting them Removed after COVID-19
Removing and replacing mercury fillings has been a long-standing discussion for many of our patients who are looking to get healthier and better. With the new regulations, and changes as we come back to our offices post-COVID-19, this may become much more difficult due to many challenges we will face as we re-open.
Many of my own patients have emailed or called, asking questions about safety around coming back to dental offices. But many have experienced pain, infection, swelling, broken or chipped teeth, and we are not able to help them properly due to severe restrictions on delivering appropriate care.
Mercury filling removal will be a much needed dental service as we get back to normal. In addition to the SMART-method precautions that we always follow in our office, additional protective measures will be added due to the COVID-19 concerns, as per Ministry of Health and our own governing body.
A positive change that has evolved out of this pandemic is the introduction of ‘tele-dentistry’ by our governing body, allowing dentists to do online consultations and screen and triage all patients prior to scheduling an appointment. These online consultations allow anyone looking to learn about mercury removal and have all your questions answered PRIOR to even coming into the office. That way, by the time you do come in, you will know what’s being done, how it’s being done, the risks, benefits and options based on your own particular situation, and any costs involved. Having a one-on-one conversation with the patient prior to coming in allows us to really focus on what it is you want, your own particular needs and beliefs, and what your expectations are regarding the treatment and the outcome.
If you would like to learn more about mercury filling removal or the COVID-19 impact on mercury fillings schedule your online consultation now so that you can be ready to go ahead with a solution as soon as our doors re-open.
If you currently have symptoms or concerns about your oral health, don’t wait until it’s too late. Seek out a consultation with your dentist so that you can have information about how to prevent or treat your problem before it gets out of hand.
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If you have any questions about tele-dentistry or online consultations, do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your safety and the safety of my team is my top priority.