Are Rare Allergic Reactions to the Metal in Implants a Concern?

Posted by Jeanne V. Devi DDS on Dec 9 2020, 05:02 AM

The issue of allergies spans a large swath in medicine. Individuals develop allergic responses to animal hair, different foods, and plant pollen. The consequences are likewise wide-ranging, anything from a slight rash to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening shutdown of the body's essential systems.

There's even a potential of a metal allergic response from some dental procedure.

Getting dental implants is easy but you need to be concerned about one thing — the metal allergy in dental implants. 

What Can Cause You Allergy from Dental Implants?

When you get a dental implant, you might not be sure about how your body will react to the implant’s titanium and other metals. Although allergic responses like irritation or a rash have been reported to develop with amalgam "silver" fillings, it's relatively unusual. It's even less of a problem because "tooth-colored" materials for fillings are currently surpassing the usage of amalgam fillings, which are utilized in out-of-sight back teeth.

What are the Symptoms of Allergy from Dental implants?

Hives and lumps in the mouth are common symptoms of a titanium allergy to a dental implant.

Some of the other symptoms include:

  • Dry patches of gum tissue
  • Inflammation of the gums around the implant
  • Ulcers or swelling in the oral soft tissues
  • Suffering and Difficulties Fever
  • Redness, and Swelling in the Mouth 
  • Constant Bad Taste in the Mouth Bleeding
  • Leaking Pus Loose Implant

How to Prevent Metal Allergy from Dental Implants?

A thorough oral hygiene program is recommended to minimize the risk of infection following dental implant surgery. The oral hygiene routine of an implant patient should consist of brushing lightly twice a day as usual. Brushing regularly helps to prevent the accumulation of infection-causing microorganisms.

Titanium dental implant is a safe option. It is highly desired in both medical and dental procedures because of its biocompatibility. It implies titanium equipment like prosthetic joints and implants won't generally disturb or induce responses with human tissue. 

Before getting dental implants, make sure you are aware of the metal that is going to be used in the implants. A thorough dental consultation with our dentist will help you prevent metal allergies in implants. Jeanne V. Devi, DDS offers high-quality allergy-free dental implant procedures in Pasadena, CA. Call us at (626) 795-2544 or visit our website for more info. We are located at 595 E Colorado Blvd Suite 603, Pasadena, CA 91101.

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