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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 3
First page : ( 1397) Last page : ( 1402)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00233.6

Reactions to Acrylic Resin in Orthodontic Patient

Soh Nurul Husniyah Binti Che1, Dr. Pandian Saravana2,*

1Undergraduate Student, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

2Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamalle, High Road, Chennai, 600077, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: drsaranortho@gmail.com

Online published on 18 May, 2019.

Abstract

Aim

To review the allergic reactions of acrylic resin in orthodontic patient.

Objective

To determine allergic reaction to self-curing acrylic resin in orthodontic treatment.

Background and reason

There are various dental materials that can cause adverse reactions in the patient during their use in the treatment. Acrylic resin becoming one of them as it elicits sensitivity to the wearer due to level of residual monomer, particularly stomatitis venenata, a contact allergy. The allergic reactions is described as type IV which takes place following reexposing a subject to the allergen. The allergic reaction towards methylmetacrylate can be confirmed by patch testing and histopathologic evaluations. The main cause of allergic reactions is suggested to be due to leaching of residual monomer into the oral environment.

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Keywords

Acrylic resin, allergy, orthodontics, prosthetics, residual monomer.

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