There are many substances which may give rise to an allergic reaction. Unfortunately, the dentist’s office is filled with potential allergens. In many cases, dental allergies can lead to a severe reaction, prompting you to avoid returning for important dental treatments. This is a sure-fire way to develop serious oral health issues down the road.
Common allergens found in a dental office include:
- Latex used in gloves and certain dental instruments
- Metals such as mercury, gold, or nickel that are used in some dental fillings
- Balsam of Peru, Methacrylates, and Eugenol used in root canal procedures and in certain dental cements
- Certain anesthetic and pain relieving medications
At Desert Smiles, we make every effort to reduce your risk of developing dental allergies. We use gloves made of a synthetic material to avoid a potential adverse reaction to latex. Glendale dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox also uses porcelain and composite materials in dental fillings to avoid dental allergies commonly associated with metal fillings.
In order to further reduce your risk of an allergic reaction, you should always inform Dr. Wilcox of any known allergies, particularly to medications, that you may have before beginning treatment. This will allow us to customize your treatment plan in a manner that provides you with an allergy-free experience.
Please contact Desert Smiles today to schedule your initial dental appointment. Dr. Donald Wilcox serves patients in Glendale, Phoenix, and Scottsdale, Arizona.