The Dangers of Dental Mercury

Dr. Burcham’s Philosophy

A common question arises regarding the safety of amalgam (an alloy of mercury with another metal) filling removal. This is a good indication of the informed awareness now present in our country. I’m pleased.

Here’s a question to we dentists: why would we by law not be able to place old removed fillings in our trash cans, and be forced to treat them as biohazard material? (more…)

A Balanced Approach to Treating TMJ

Temporo-Mandibular-Joint problems (often called TMJ have plagued mankind since the beginning of modern dentistry. The intense pain and tension involved with TMJ disorders are debilitating and frustrating. Often the patients are treated for years by the medical profession with the use of drugs to dull or numb the senses. (more…)

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) Disease is an infection that destroys the tissue surrounding and supporting the teeth. An estimated 67 million people, nearly on in three adults in the U.S. suffer from some degree of periodontal disease.

FACTOID: “periodontal infections are the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. (more…)