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Allergies

Many people have allergies to dust and pollen. Some people have specific allergies to certain medications or materials. You will be asked about any specific allergies you may have on your new-patient questionnaire. Be sure to let us know prior to treatment if you have allergies to any of the following:

  • Medications - If you have ever had an allergic reaction to any medication, including dental anesthetics, please let us know. If you can’t remember the name of the medication, we can contact the health care provider that used or prescribed the medication to get the name. We have alternate anesthetics that can be used in case of allergies. There are also alternate drugs that can be prescribed in case of allergies to oral antibiotics or analgesics (pain relievers).
  • Dental Materials - While a true allergy to dental materials rarely exists, we make every effort to use materials that have been determined to be the most compatible. Dental materials are chemicals, and as such must be used wisely and safely. To aid us in selecting the best materials for your dental needs, we very often recommend Biocompatibility Testing.
  • Mercury - For your safety, this office is a mercury-free advocate and does not use any mercury containing materials.