Many people do not rank the priority of visiting a dentist. People delay visiting the dentist for various reasons and mainly fear painful procedures. Some people will have a legitimate reason for avoiding the dentist, and allergy is among the reasons. When you visit us, talk to the dentist about your allergies, and this will help in the check-up and general treatment process. If you have any allergies, talk to the dentist before your procedure and let the dentist know of all issues that might affect you.
Latex is a rubber product and is found in many healthcare products, such as rubber in examination gloves that are made of latex. There are people allergic to latex, and exposure to it leads to reactions like hives, itching, throat tightness, wheezing, anaphylaxis, and difficulty in breathing. One might get this allergic reaction from a dentist who wears latex gloves during a dental examination.
Local Anesthetic Allergy
One might experience a reaction following local anesthesia. The symptoms after the use of anesthetics can alternatively be due to anxiety and hyperventilation. Some preservatives added to local anesthetics, such as methylparaben, bring about reactions. When at the dentist, one may go through procedures that require anesthetics like fillings which can bring about allergic reactions in some patients.
In a dental office, many materials can cause skin issues to people who have contact with dermatitis allergy, mainly around the mouth and gum irritation. The chemicals found in dental amalgam, mostly mercury, porcelain, and bonding, may bring about redness and swelling of the gums. Some other things like toothpaste, mouthwashes, and fluoride treatments can irritate the mouth and gums. If you experience any of these reactions, talk to our dentist before undertaking any treatment procedure. We will have a solution to your allergies and also give you the oral health that you need.