Dental Procedures

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Dental Procedures

The most important aspect of your personality is your smile. A beautiful, even and healthy smile can help you with a good first impression. Missing, diseased or broken teeth create oral health problems and can be a big blow to your self-esteem. If you are stressed about a life of seclusion, pick up the phone and call (408) 739-9050 for an appointment.

Sunnyvale Dental Group, CA can help you restore your oral health and hygiene with the following procedures:

a) Mercury removal

Dental amalgam is used to fill dental cavities caused by tooth decay. It consists of a mixture of metals, consisting of liquid(elemental) mercury and a powdered alloy composed of silver, tin, and copper. Approximately 50% of amalgam is elemental mercury by weight. Mercury is released during the placement, replacement, and removal of dental mercury amalgam fillings. Mercury vapor is released at higher rates during brushing, cleaning, clenching of teeth and chewing. Sunnyvale Dental Group recommends and offers removal of mercury amalgams pertaining to its toxicity and health hazards.

Sunnyvale Dental Group mercury removal protocol

Amalgam referred to as the “silver fillings”, is a dental filling material used to fill cavities that are caused by tooth decay. Hal Huggins opposed mercury fillings due to the high toxicity and poisonous nature. Mercury fillings are removed under special care. The protocol follows the steps:

1. Biocompatibility test

2. Oral chelation

3. Isolation

4. Suction vacuum

5. Outside air source

6. Mercury vapor ionizer

ii. Supplements

Supplements that should be taken before removal are chlorella (aquatic plants), selenium(200-400mcg tuna, brazil nuts), Vitamin E(400 units nuts), Vitamin B(100 mg).

iii. Post-op instructions

Be careful while you are still numb. It can be easy to bite your lip, cheek or tongue.

Do not bite together hard or chew hard on the side where the new filling has been placed for approximately 24 hours.

b) Night Guard (NG) & NTI

A Night Guard (NG) is a device for protecting the teeth against the trauma of grinding or clenching. It is made of acrylics or hard plastic. It restricts your teeth movement so that you do not wear your enamel down and can cover your whole mouth. It holds your teeth in the correct position after an orthodontic procedure or while asleep. Night Guards and NTI train your muscles to relax and thus keep the teeth from touching while asleep.

Both the devices can be washed with cold water and brushed to keep them clean.

c) Mouth-Body connection

The health of the mouth is directly related to the health of the body. This fact can be explained simply by explaining the structure of the gums which have a girdle of fibers pulling it up to the tooth. Gums are supplied with blood vessels and are sealed so no foreign element enters the bloodstream. Once attacked, microbes enter the bloodstream and cause injuries and inflammations.

i. Meridians-System map

Meridians are nothing but 14 tangible channels carrying energy into and affecting every organ including the teeth. Meridians connect different organs. This helps in relating the problem in one organ to a problem in the other. The upper first incisors share meridian with kidneys, bladder, and frontal sinus. Therefore, kidney stones might indicate an issue with the teeth.

ii. Periodontal disease

The disease of the gums surrounding the teeth is known as periodontal disease. The two most prominent diseases are Gingivitis and Periodontitis. The mouth consists of bacteria which forms plaque on teeth. The plaque gets accumulated around gums and forms a hard coating which doesn't come off even after brushing. This results in periodontal diseases.

The diseases are marked by bad breath, swollen and bleeding gums, loose teeth, painful chewing etc.

Treatment includes deep cleaning, medications, and surgeries for chronic cases. Normal and regular oral hygiene helps prevent these diseases.