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Biocompatibility Testing

Preserving Oral Health through Biocompatibility Testing

Biocompatible testing is the testing of any material used in dental treatments to ensure they are biocompatible with each patient. At The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine in Red Bank, New Jersey, Dr. Glenn MacFarlane will first screen each patient before proceeding with any dental restorations to ensure no allergic reactions or any other adverse effects to the patient.

Each patient’s immune system is unique and can react to dental materials in unanticipated ways. When a material is placed for any treatment in a patient’s mouth and if the immune system rejects it, dental toxicity can occur. An immune system will reject dental material if it is not compatible with the body’s own tissue. Dr. Glenn MacFarlane and our team prevent dental toxicity and preserve your oral health through biocompatibility testing.

Dental toxicity caused by a reaction to dental materials can be compared to food allergies. Some patients experience an allergic reaction to the materials used in their dental restoration. While the symptoms of a dental allergen may be subtle, the immune system begins to work overtime to remove the perceived infection from the body.

Dr. MacFarlane uses reputable labs to screen patients for systemic sensitivity to many chemicals and metals.

If you would like to learn more about biocompatibility testing in Red Bank, New Jersey, and how this can benefit your oral health, we invite you to visit The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine today.  Our practice is conveniently located at 211 Broad Street, Suite 106, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Call us at (732) 517-7785 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Glenn MacFarlane to experience exceptional dental care.  We look forward to meeting you!