Despite overwhelming evidence that mercury is one of the most toxic heavy metals, the practice of placing mercury-based amalgams in the mouths of dental patients has been ongoing for more than one-hundred-and-eighty years. Because mercury vapor is readily ionized, the use of air ionizers during amalgam removal is recommended by The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).
At LI Center for Healthier Dentistry, our specialized air ionizers protect dental staff and patients from the harmful mercury vapors associated with mercury-based amalgam fillings.
Air ionizers are based on high-voltage electrostatic precipitation, which produces billions of negative ions per second. During amalgam filling removal, these ions are released into the air of the dental operatory. Dr. Shvartsman’s air ionizers safely capture and remove the ionized mercury vapors present in the air.