The Three Allergies to Mention While You’re in the Dental Chair

Unfortunately, there is something that can impact your dental appointment and put your health in danger while you’re at Riverdale Dental Arts—and that is dental allergies.

Dental allergies are inconvenient because they make your appointment troublesome and even concerning. This is why it’s important to tell Dr. Sheldon Kupferman about any dental allergies you might have. Some common dental allergies include:

–Latex: Latex is a common allergy among people. Unfortunately, we have a lot of latex at our office, like in our gloves, rubber dams, and X-ray wings. So, if you are someone who is allergic to latex, it’s important to call our office before your appointment and let us know about the situation. That way we can use other products and help you have a safer appointment.

–Anesthesia: If you’re allergic to an anesthetic, like nitrous oxide, general sedation, IV sedation, or oral sedation, then there is no need to worry. Our team has an alternative option for you so you can remain relaxed and comfortable during your treatment. Just make sure to tell us about your allergy beforehand.

–Metals: Sadly, some people are allergic to certain dental metals, like the metals used in amalgam dental fillings, dental retainers, and dentures. Again, it’s best to mention your allergy to your dentist so he knows to use different fillings and appliances during treatment.

If you have any questions about dental allergies in The Bronx, New York, or if you need to call our office to let our team know about the allergies you have, please call 718-548-1148 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be happy to help you in any way we can!

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