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Signs You Might be Allergic to a Dental Apparatus


Posted on 4/15/2017 by Dr. Michael Drone
A set of complete dentures.Your dentist does everything possible to ensure the health of your mouth. Whether it's simply a routine cleaning, a filling, extractions, dentures, or other dental restorations such as crowns or implants, your dentist makes these choices with you to keep your mouth in the best possible condition.

However, in some cases, you may be allergic to a material in your dental apparatus that you had no idea about.

Allergies to Dental Work

There are several types of allergies to dental work that can cause reactions:

•  Metal allergies (fillings, crowns, wires in partial dentures).
•  Resin allergies.
•  Materials in cements.
•  Materials in dentures, or denture pastes.
•  Root canal sealants.

If you have an allergy to anything in your dental restoration or appliance, you may begin to experience symptoms of the reaction.

Contact Dermatitis

One of the most common allergic reactions to dental work is contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is a reaction of the tissue that is in direct contact with the offending material. Common symptoms of this problem are irritation, redness and possibly swelling. You can experience this anywhere in your mouth that the material comes into contact with your gums, cheeks or lips.

Pain
Pain is another common symptom of an allergic reaction. This is often due to the swelling and irritation that occurs (although you may not notice these issues). While some discomfort is often expected after a restoration is placed, severe pain that is uncontrollable is not normal, and should be addressed immediately.

Anaphylaxis
A serious sign of an allergic reaction is anaphylaxis. This is a life-threatening allergic reaction that occurs due to a hypersensitivity. It often occurs within minutes, and must be treated right away. Symptoms of an anaphylactic reaction include difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swollen lips or tongue, and unconsciousness.

If you experience signs of an allergic reaction after receiving dental work, it is important to see your dentist immediately. If the symptoms are severe, go to the emergency room. Contact our office before receiving any work about any allergies you may have to decrease your risk of experiencing a reaction.
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