If you have a dental allergy, it is important to visit a board-certified allergist for an allergy test. Your allergist can test you for sensitivity to certain metals used in dentistry. After the test, you can search for a “holistic dentist” or “biological dentist” in your area who is looking for ways to provide dental treatment that is less likely to trigger your allergies. Some dentists even recommend allergy testing to help identify sensitivities. Your situation may be difficult, but don't let it overwhelm you.
You may not find a dentist who specializes in your specific allergies, but you can find one who is willing to offer treatment options that avoid or limit your sensitivities. Start by calling dental offices and asking if the dentist works with patients with allergies or sensitivities. You can also ask if they already have patients with sensitivities to determine if the dentist has experience in this area. What you need is a dentist who is willing to be creative and solve your dental allergies and sensitivities to metals. Look for a biological dentist or holistic dentist who works with your body and will be more willing to adapt the procedures you need to the limitations of your body.
It's also important to know that dentists and doctors recognize the associations between dentistry and allergies. Recognizing these connections and being aware of the underlying allergy is a very important step when visiting a dentist for the first time. Talk to your dentist beforehand and discuss any allergies so that you can safely and comfortably treat you during your visit. From latex allergy to local anesthetic allergy to allergic reactions to bridges and fillings, some people may get more than they expected with a visit to the dentist. The list includes “I know that I am allergic to dental cement”, formaldehyde, cobalt, nickel, chromium, titanium and many chemicals. If you are concerned about unhealthy teeth and sensitivity to dental cement, titanium, chrome, and other dental materials, talk about it during your next dental checkup.
Your dentist will be able to provide advice on how best to manage your allergies.