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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 10
First page : ( 1819) Last page : ( 1822)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00370.X

Allergic reactions to dental materials-A Review

Varshitha A1, Dr. Nasim Iffat2

1BDS, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

2Senior Lecturer, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha University, Chennai

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Online published on 2 March, 2017.



To review about the allergic reactions caused due to dental materials to the physician, patients and the dental assistants


Usage of dental materials ranging from diagnosis to rehabilitation for the management of oral diseases is at a potential risk of inducing allergic reactions to the patient, technician and dentist. Allergic reactions manifest in the form of urticaria, swelling, burning, pain and dryness of mucosa, stomatitis which can also cause life threatening conditions like laryngeal edema, anaphylaxis and cardiac arrhythmias. Individual sensitivity and population sensitivity of dental materials should be considered. It is essential to obtain proper history related to allergy, clinical examination and various confirmatory tests.


The reason for this review is to have adequate knowledge about various allergic reactions caused by dental materials.


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