Holistic Dentistry in North Dallas
What is holistic dentistry? Holistic dentistry takes into account your entire physical and emotional health when deciding upon the best course of treatment. Holistic dentists like Dr. Ramsey, utilize natural therapies and technology to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases of the oral cavity, without causing harm to other areas of the body.
Safe & Effective Mercury Removal
Dr. Ramsey stopped placing amalgam fillings 25 years ago. While amalgams were still commonly used at that time, Dr. Ramsey knew that they contained trace amounts of mercury, a harmful heavy metal. Since he wouldn't want mercury in his mouth – or the mouths of his loved ones – he decided that it was his ethical duty to stop placing amalgams in his patients' mouths.Amalgam is a substance made from many metals in addition to mercury. Because some patients have allergies to silver, nickel, and other metals, Dr. Ramsey believes that metal fillings are not the best solution to cavity restoration. It seemed to him that a metal filling would only cause irritation and potential health problems for those patients with metal allergies. For years now, dentists, patients, and governing agencies have debated the safety of amalgam fillings. In a recent statement, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed their longtime standing on amalgams. Now the FDA's website states that mercury found in dental amalgams can have neurotoxin effects on pregnant women, children, and fetuses.
Tooth Colored Fillings
There are strong, effective, and aesthetic alternatives to amalgam fillings. Dr. Ramsey prefers to replace amalgam fillings with tooth-colored fillings or porcelain inlays and onlays. And for patients who have metal fillings that they'd like removed, Dr. Ramsey uses a special protocol for amalgam removal. A dental drill can vaporize mercury, and without proper waste removal and contamination prevention, amalgam dust produced during filling extractions can become airborne and be breathed by everyone in the treatment room. With a special vacuum system and safe procedures, Dr. Ramsey can remove amalgam fillings and restore your all-white smile with tooth-colored fillings, inlays, onlays, or crowns.
Modern dental technology has made dentistry safer and more efficient. Modern tools and techniques allow patients to receive dental treatment without the pain and time associated with old-fashioned methods. A great example of this phenomena, is how new dental technology has make dental X-rays safer and more convenient. The equipment used in digital radiography, or digital X-rays, exposes dental patients to much less radiation than traditional X-rays. In fact, digital X-rays use up to 90 % less radiation than old fashioned film X-rays. While conventional dental X-rays are relatively safe, digital radiography is an excellent option for those patients concerned about radiation.
Dallas Holistic Dentistry Appointments
Schedule your holistic dentistry appointment with Dr. Ramsey today. Dr. Ramsey is a highly qualified Lake Highlands holistic dentist, now delivering quality care daily throughout the Lake Highlands community of North Dallas and the nearby communities of Richardson, University Park, Highland Park, Garland, Plano, Rowlett, Mesquite, Carrollton, and Addison, Texas.