Many people have allergies to dust and pollen. Some people have specific allergies to certain medications or materials. You will be asked about any specific allergies you may have on your new-patient questionnaire. Be sure to let us know prior to treatment if you have allergies to any of the following:
Allergies to Medications
If you have ever had an allergic reaction to any medication, including dental anaesthetics, please let us know. If you can’t remember the name of the medication, we can contact the health care provider that used or prescribed the medication to get the name. We have alternate anaesthetics that can be used in case of allergies to certain dental anaesthetics (“numbing” agents). There are also alternate drugs that can be prescribed in case of allergies to oral antibiotics or analgesics (pain relievers).
Allergies to Materials
If you are allergic to Latex, please notify us prior to treatment and we will be happy to use vinyl gloves instead. If you are sensitive to mercury, or simply prefer mercury-free fillings, we can use modern resins instead of amalgam (silver fillings). If you have any other allergies we should be aware of, please let us know so we can provide a comfortable environment for you.