Who hasn’t experienced at some point fear of the dentist? Let’s be honest, we all have a strange love-hate relationship with them.
The ideal scenario is a regular visit that ends with no cavities, but there’s also that rush appointment when you can’t ignore the pain anymore. The last is a more difficult time and usually involves anesthesia, syringes, gloves, masks, tubes, gauze etc.
To achieve the end result of a beautiful and happy smile, we have done a bit of investigation and found that some materials and medications used at the dentist office can cause you an allergic reaction. Let’s list a few and find out how the allergist can help you.
Many materials used can cause reactions to the oral tissue.
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that rare but serious allergic reactions have been reported with the widely used skin antiseptic products containing chlorhexidine gluconate. Although rare, the number of reports of serious allergic reactions to these products has increased over the last several years. As a result, we are requesting the manufacturers of over-the-counter (OTC) antiseptic products containing chlorhexidine gluconate to add a warning about this risk to the Drug Facts labels.”