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Skin Metal Allergies

How Can Skin Metal Allergies Be Related To Dental Metal Allergies?

Your mouth is the gateway to your body. Anything that enters through your mouth is most likely going to be absorbed into your body unless it is passed out later as waste. Your mouth harbors a lot of disease-causing bacteria that build up around the gums. In most cases, we don’t typically think that problems that affect our mouth may have an overall effect on our body. The truth, however, is that if certain oral health conditions are left unattended to, they may have a severe negative effect on our overall health.

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If oral hygiene is not well followed, it is possible that the bacterial build up will cause infection to your gums. This is also possible if you have implants. Most implants are metal based. While dental implants are the modern solution to your dental problems, they may have side effects that may affect your dental health and worse still, your overall health.

If your skin is allergic to certain metals, it is most likely that you are also sensitive to metals used in dental restorations like those used in dental crowns. Most of the dental crowns used in cosmetic dentistry are porcelain fused to metal crowns. The base is made of metal, and although it is covered, a substantial amount of metal comes into contact with the gums. If the metal used in making the crown is similar to the one your skin is allergic to, you can be sure to have problems and an allergy to your metal crown.

The Symptoms of Metal Allergies

The worst part about metal allergies is that once developed they’re irreversible and cannot be cured. That is why it is advisable that you be informed about the signs and symptoms of metal allergies, what can be done to limit the harm and discomfort caused by metal allergies as well as the kinds of dental treatments. If you have a dental metal based crown, it is important you stay on the alert for the following signs and symptoms:

  • A burning or irritating and an itching sensation in your mouth
  • Dry mouth
  • Skin Lesions
  • Puffy, red and irritated tissues around the metal crown
  • Sudden hair loss
  • Swollen and bleeding gums
  • Inflammation of the skin around the mouth as well as the periodontium
  • Ever-present sour metallic taste in your mouth
  • Ulcers in your mucous membrane, etc.


What To Do Before The Symptoms Become Severe?

Whenever you experience such symptoms for a long time, it is advisable that you look for assistance from dental experts such as Dr. Chapnick of Molson Park Dental in Toronto. He will examine your teeth and give you safe and effective dental advice and treatment on your dental metal allergies. The treatment could be the removal of your metal crown as soon as possible before the symptoms become severe.

Alternatives In Form of Metal-free Crowns

Another recommendation is that, if you ever feel like you have a metal allergy, always inform your dentist and have yourself tested for allergy before getting a crown so that your dentist will be able to choose the appropriate materials to use when crafting your dental prosthesis. You can also have alternatives in form of metal-free crowns such as Zirconium oxide based crowns and Nickel and beryllium free metal fused to porcelain crown among others.

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At Chapnik Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.

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