Allergies to Latex or other Chemical Irritants

Some people may experience an allergic reaction to latex that is found in most rubber dams used to isolate teeth. We try to identify those few individuals early during the initial exam to avoid exposure. Some people may not be aware of a latex allergy, and signs can include a red rash at the contact site that may be warm or itchy.

Please advise the office if you think you may have an allergy to latex. Many dental materials are strong chemicals intended for use only on your teeth. If these materials splash on your skin, you may experience an intense burning or itchy sensation. We do our best to keep these reagents from contacting sensitive areas or your skin. Please advise the Doctor or his staff immediately if you feel any of these symptoms.

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