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Laguna Hills, Tustin, Irvine Composite Filling

Safe Amalgam Filling Removal for Orange County Patients -- Avoid Exposure to Toxic Mercury Vapor

Dr. Abdulla's holistic approach to dental care has earned her a reputation as a highly trusted Orange County dentist. As a SMART certified dentist and a member of the IAOMT (International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology), she has received specialized training in using the safest techniques for amalgam filling removal while avoiding contamination from mercury vapors. Metal amalgam fillings are commonly used to treat cavities, but when they are removed from the tooth they emit a potentially toxic vapor containing mercury and other harmful chemicals.

Dr. Abdulla uses the safest amalgam filling removal techniques, including a safe and effective chelating oral rinse to protect patients from mercury absorption during the removal process. After the oral rinse, rubber dams are used to isolate the tooth and a Hepa dental vacuum is used to remove the filling in chunks. The mercury vapor is suctioned directly into the vacuum while patients breathe non-contaminated air through an outside air source, while an amalgam separator prevents contamination of the water and environment from any toxic mercury that gets released as a result.

Composite Fillings Are a Safe, Non-Toxic Alternative to Amalgam Fillings

After the old mercury filling has been removed, Dr. Abdulla replaces it with a composite filling that is made from biocompatible, non-toxic filling material. Besides being safer for the patient, the new filling will more closely match the natural color of the original tooth enamel. Composite fillings also bond directly to the tooth, and, unlike other types of fillings, harden completely in just a few minutes.

Over 25 Years of Holistic Dentistry for Laguna Hills

At the Laguna Hills Center for Sleep Apnea, we are dedicated to delivering personalized dental care that honors the individual needs of each patient. Our holistic approach to dentistry uses advanced integrative medicine to treat our Orange County patients safely and affordably, with an extremely high level of success and long-lasting results. We are led by Dr. Angham (Ann) Abdulla, who is a board certified dentist with advanced training from the UCLA Department of Orofacial Pain and TMD. For over 25 years, she has been providing compassionate and caring dental services to thousands of patients throughout Irvine Tustin, Newport Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, and nearby areas. She is also a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), a global, non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research and development of biocompatible dental products and procedures.

Our comprehensive dental services are covered under most PPO plans, and we offer CareCredit financing for those who qualify.


Dr Abdulla and the office staff are warm and friendly. I have been seeing her for both sleep apnea and as a dentist. I am sleeping better and I have found an excellent dentist.🙂

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AADSM ABDSM Certification Loma Linda School of Dentistry UCLA - Orofacial Pain Mini-Residency UCI ADA The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology SMART Member Sleep Certified Dentist AADSM Diplomate Completed TMJ and Orofacial Pain Mini-Residency at UCLA School of Dentistry
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