Each patient’s immune system is unique and can react to dental materials in unanticipated ways. When a material is placed in patient’s mouth and is rejected by the immune system, dental toxicity can occur. An immune system will reject dental material if it is not accepted as 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, in that 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 contact The Center for Holistic Dental Medicine at 732-530-4020 today.