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Let Your Dentist Know About Your Allergies

August 30, 2022

In all dentists offices, some implements can affect you if you have allergies. Allergies can vary in severity depending on the source or the person and they can cause some serious complications during dental procedures. If you need restorative dentistry in Charleston, SC, we suggest you tell your doctor about any allergy you suffer from ahead of time.

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Do You Suffer From Allergies?

Usually, when you visit a dentist, especially the first time, you will need to fill out a detailed medical questionnaire. Make sure to include all your allergies. Our Charleston, SC dentists are trained and ready to provide you with an alternative that will allow you to undergo a procedure without an allergic reaction.

Most Common Allergies Among Dental Patients

  • Latex

Many products contain latex, and most dental offices practice examinations with latex gloves. Exposure can result in dangerous reactions like hives, itching, a tight throat, wheezing, etc. It´s crucial to let your dentist know if you have experienced allergic symptoms to latex in the past.

  • Anesthesia

Skin sensitivities and breathing difficulties are just a couple symptoms that may appear after using local anesthetics. However, the local anesthesia we use today, for example, when filling cavities, has changed, so allergies are less common.

  • Medicine, Supplements, and Vitamins

Let your dentist in Charleston know all the allergies you have to medication. You must list any supplement or vitamin you may be taking to remove the chance of an adverse reaction. Remember dentists may need to prescribe antibiotics or related medications for a dental procedure.

Metal tools used in fillings, brackets, and other procedures can also cause a reaction, so ask about the material your dentist will use during your treatment.

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Talk to Your Dentist About Allergies Before Undergoing Restorative Dentistry in Charleston, SC

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