Dental allergies are a common problem that can cause a range of symptoms, from mild irritation to anaphylactic shock. Most dental allergies are caused by metal alloys used in dental restorations and prostheses, such as nickel, cobalt, and dental amalgam. Other potential causes include fluoride treatments, mouthwashes, toothpaste flavorings, and latex. To avoid dental allergies, it is important to provide your dentist with a complete list of your allergies and past reactions.
If you experience sensitivity or an adverse reaction due to a crown or dental filling, you may be allergic to some of the common metals used in dentistry. Symptoms of a tooth-related allergy include swelling and inflammation of the gums. The metals that usually cause the most reactions are mercury, nickel, and amalgam. Allergy tests are important because they decrease the chance that a dental procedure will fail. Unknown dental allergies can lead to defective implants, multiple sessions to remove and install new fillings, and discomfort.
If you have questions about your dental allergy or other metal allergies, contact NY Allergy & Sinus Centers for help. At NY Allergy & Sinus Centers, our allergists understand how uncomfortable and expensive tooth-related allergies can be. We provide comprehensive testing and treatment options to help you manage your allergies and get the dental care you need. Our team is dedicated to helping you find relief from your dental allergies so you can get back to enjoying life.