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    Allergy to Dental Materials

    Alternative Treatment of Allergy to Dental Materials

    Exposure to certain dental materials causes hypersensitive reactions in the body showing symptoms that vary from mild to severe. The common dental allergens include latex, metals especially nickel, chromium, copper, resin-like dimethacrylate and monomethacrylate resins, bonding agents, alloys containing mercury, platinum, silver, etc. Research shows that everyday dental practice is exposed to a wide range of dental allergens. However, more extensive research has to be done in this matter to make more accurate conclusions on dental material allergy. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is the best destination for the treatment of all allergies including allergies to dental materials.

    Symptoms

    • Symptoms of allergic dermatitis-like dryness, flaking, itching, redness, cracking, or blistering of the skin.
    • Breathlessness 
    • Heart rate changes
    • Rhinitis
    • Edema
    • Burning sensation
    • Erythematic lesions

    Etiology

    Exposure to:-

    • Latex 
    • Metals especially nickel, chromium, copper 
    • Resin like dimethacrylate and monomethacrylate resins 
    • Bonding agents 
    • Alloys containing mercury, platinum, silver

    Preventive Measures

    • Suspected allergens should be confirmed by allergy test beforehand.
    • Eliminate the use of probable allergy-causing materials.
    • Use latex-free gloves and nickel-free alloys to prevent life-threatening allergic reactions and further complications.
    • The dental team should be well equipped with anti-allergic drugs and measures in case of occurrence of a hypersensitive reaction.
    • Be more careful and vigilant while using potential allergens like latex, nickel, methacrylate, eugenol, polyether impression materials, etc.

    Dr. Sahil Gupta

    Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is the best destination for the treatment of all allergies including allergy to dental materials. Institute of Applied Food Allergy®has proven to be the best in Ayurvedic management of allergies through treating plenty of cases with high success rates”.

    Reach IAFA for an Allergy-free life through Ayurveda!!!

     

    – Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

    Diet in Allergy to Dental Materials

    Pathya (Do’s)

    • Avoid exposure to allergens
    • Follow personal hygiene, low carbohydrate, and light vegetarian food.

    Apathya (Don'ts)

    • Avoid yougurt,prawns ,chocolates,jaggery ,non-vegetarian food in general.

    Yoga Therapy

    • Trikonasana
    • Bhujangasana
    • Janusheershasana
    • Uttanasana

    Pranyama

    • Sitaali
    • Kapalbati

    Mudra Therapy

    • Brahma mudra
    • Prana mudra 

    pranayam

    Ayurvedic Management

    The allergic reaction can be related to a disease of vyadhiksmatva (immunity) caused due to weak Agni (dihestive fire), Ama (improper metabolism causing severe inactivity) accumulation, hereditary factors, Prakriti (constitution) of individual, etc. Doshic predominance of symptoms has to be identified and treatment is formulated accordingly. Nidanaparivarchana or avoidance of exposure to allergens is the initial step in management.

    Internal Medicines

    • Haridrakhand
    • Guluchyadi Kashayam

    External Medicines

    • Eladi Thailam
    • Dinesavalyadi Thailam

    Purifactory Therapy

    • Nasya (Nasal Medication Therapy) 
    • Rakthamoksha (Blood Letting)

    Single Herbs Used

    • Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
    • Neem (Azadirachta indica)
    • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
    • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)

    Rejuvenation Therapy (Rasayana)

    • Madhusnuhi Rasayanam

    Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question) What are the major causative materials for dental allergy?

    Answer) The major dental allergens include latex, metals especially nickel, chromium, copper, resin-like dimethacrylate and monomethacrylate resins, bonding agents, alloys containing mercury, platinum, and silver.

    Question) What are the major symptoms of dental allergy?

    Answer) The major symptoms are dryness, flaking, itching, redness, cracking, and blistering.

    Question) Is there any treatment in Ayurveda for dental allergies?

    Answer) Yes, Ayurveda has successful treatment for dental allergies through internal and external measures.

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