When you’re asked for your medical history at the dentist, it may not always seem relevant to relay certain conditions, such as allergies. However, mentioning what you know might just save you a very unpleasant visit to the dentist — or worse, the ER.
Though common allergies like hay fever shouldn’t affect your visit, certain contact allergies might. Here are a few allergies that you should always alert your dentist to:
Make sure to call your dental office at least 24 hours before your appointment to inform them of your allergy. Giving the office prior notice will help ensure that your experience is allergy-free.
Even if you don’t think your particular allergy is cause for concern, it’s always worth a quick discussion with your dentist. And, as always, don’t forget to mention any other health-related information during your appointment, such as pregnancy, diabetes or osteoporosis.
Last updated October 29, 2021
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