Do you have a friend that is seemingly “allergic” to everything? Maybe they are on a special diet, or have horrible seasonal and pet allergies?
Well, there are many individuals who are so sick, or that have such extreme autoimmune issues, that dentists have to be very careful about what materials are used in their dental work.
More importantly, I want to make sure that patients understand what materials are already in their mouths (from other dentists), so if they are having health or allergy problems, the patients themselves can be aware of potential issues that may arise due to the materials conflicting with their personal body chemistry.
If this sounds kind of touchy-feely to you, consider the fact that over 30% of the population of the population is allergic to metals, primarily nickel. The porcelain crowns you may have in your mouth are made of porcelain that is baked over metal. And that’s just a common example.
So if you’re concerned about allergies and health problems that may arise from your previous dental work, we can do bio-compatibility testing.
There is a simple blood test that compares your blood sample and serum against hundreds of dental materials that are commonly used. This is an extremely accurate test, and helps eliminate any guesswork when it come to your health. The results come in a large binder that is easy for any dentist to read.
If you’re interested, talk to me more about this at your appointment.