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Dental Device Reactions and Finding Relief

Posted on 6/3/2024 by Dr. David Wanserski
3D rendered cross-section view of three teeth with dental crowns made of different materialsCrowns, bridges, and dentures use various materials that sometimes cause adverse reactions - from mild irritation to severe allergies, depending on the person. Knowing likely triggers prevents future problems, while exploring new options brings relief.

Common Causes of Reactions

Typical issues involve plastic/metal ingredients that provoke immune responses and inflame nerves. Also, residue left from production or random particles stuck under surfaces over time may gradually provoke sensitivity. People can experience gum irritation, mouth sores, odd tastes/smells, dryness, or other discomfort either suddenly with new dental work or slowly as exposure time passes.

Checking Discomfort Signs

Quick reactions likely mean an acute allergy to newer materials, especially with rashes, swelling, or breathing changes. Slow responses after longer use may signal an acquired sensitivity needing substitute options, whether sudden or gradual discomfort. Temporarily removing devices lets you check whether they cause symptoms so choices can be discussed while first focusing entirely on discomfort relief through best care practices.

Finding Long Term Solutions Together

Comprehensive allergy testing accurately identifies what ingredients provoke negative responses so they can be avoided in replacement devices or treatment plans. Together, we find your best solution, as health histories differ. But lasting relief is possible thanks to expanding dental options.

Considering Allergy Testing

If you experience dental prosthetic reactions, comprehensive allergy testing can accurately identify which ingredients prompt negative responses for you. Tiny skin pricks using isolated components check for specific irritants, guiding material selection in replacement devices or customized treatment plans. This helps determine the best solutions as individual health histories and tolerances differ.

Supporting Ongoing Comfort

Even after addressing acute reactions through testing and avoidance, maintaining long-term oral health around dental prosthetics may require extra care, such as cushioning liners to protect tissues from residual irritation. Cleanliness remains essential, too. Discuss all optional specialized comfort measures with your dental team to keep your mouth feeling healthy far into the future. Tiny adjustments make significant quality-of-life differences. Please notify your dental provider about any unusual sensations promptly so they can respond with various options supporting your continual comfort.

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