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Common Dental Allergies and their Prevention

Allergies arise due to sensitivity to certain materials called allergens. People with allergies quickly develop reactions upon intrusion of allergens into their systems resulting in conditions such as running nose, skin rashes, asthma and so on.

Dental allergies are common and can be caused by the treatment and medication used by the dentist. Most patients are found to have allergic reactions to the latex products, which are widely used in dentistry. Unlike some general products, which are made of synthetic latex, healthcare products are made out of natural rubber latex. Hypersensitivity to their protein derivatives is said to be the cause for dental allergies arising out of reaction to latex products. Local anesthesia, a popular pain-evading medication can also cause allergic reactions in some, though the occurrences are not common.

In any case, the doctor can be requested to find alternatives to avoid allergic reactions. If a patient develops an allergic reaction and does not know what caused it, he/she must immediately consult the emergency section in a hospital or check with a physician prior to dental checkups.

If you live in or around Cary, NC, Apex, NC or Raleigh, NC, please feel free to contact us regarding your allergy concerns.

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