Dental Material Allergies

If you think you may be allergic to certain dental materials, you may want to take a Dental Materials Reactivity Test. This test will identify dental materials to which you have sensitivity or that may cause an immunological reaction.

The types of materials that are tested include:

  • Metals
  • Composites
  • Cements
  • Various other related components in tooth restorations

During the test, your blood will be drawn and its antibodies separated. The formation of antibody complexes indicates a reactive defense to a substance.

The gathered information is entered into a computer database and cross-referenced with more than 150 dental material components. The resulting report identifies the specific material or manufacturer name associated with the material that may produce an allergic reaction for you.