Riviera Allergy Medical Center provides insights on dentists who understand allergy patients.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Redondo Beach, CA – September 9, 2014: In an effort to help allergy patients find dental professionals who understand their specific needs, Riviera Allergy Medical Center (RAMC) reviewed two cosmetic dentists from the Redondo Beach and South Bay community. AAlAllergy doctor, Dr. Ulrike Ziegner, says most patients are surprised to find out that allergies can affect their dental care.
It might seem unusual to seek allergy treatment in conjunction with a dental appointment, but there are many ways the two are related. Perhaps the most common sensitivity people think of when they visit a medical professional is a latex allergy, but it’s not just gloves that can cause an allergic reaction. Dental patients might experience problems with rubber dams, prophylaxis cups, and orthodontic elastics.
Patients with food allergies may not realize there may be food allergens in products used in dental offices. Certain polishing pastes or fluorides may contain gluten or nut oils, or bonding cements may contain eugenol, which is derived from oil of cloves. Some patients may experience reactions to the anesthetics or their preservatives, such as Novocain, Propofol (contains egg protein), epinephrine, and methylparabens. Dr. Ziegner adds that patients who suffer from seasonal allergies often say they make their teeth hurt. This happens when sinuses swell from congestion or inflammation, press on the roof of the mouth and cause pain in the nerves of the teeth.
To alleviate these concerns, RAMC makes patients aware of allergies that may cause problems when they are receiving dental work, or dentists may refer a patient to RAMC for allergy tests prior to initiating any treatments. When patients ask the asthma and allergy center to help find local cosmetic dentists who are willing to find alternative treatment methods for patients with allergies, two that are often recommended are Fulbright Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry in Redondo Beach and Yanase Dental Group in Torrance.
Dr. Ziegner believes that, “In allergy, asthma and immunology care, thoroughness is everything. I take the time to study a patient’s medical history, perform a comprehensive exam, and listen to learn about the goals the patient has for allergy relief. I appreciate other health care professionals who will work together to watch out for the best interests of our patients.” Because it can be a challenge to find a cosmetic dentist who understands the special needs of patients with allergies, RAMC hopes its review will save time for allergy sufferers who need dental care.
About RAMC – Riviera Allergy Medical Center, located at 1711 Via El Prado, Suite 101 in Redondo Beach, offers comprehensive allergy testing, allergy and asthma care, and treatment for seasonal allergies, sinus allergies, chronic urticaria, and food allergies. Headed by renowned allergy doctor, Dr. Ulrike Ziegner, RAMC provides relief from allergy symptoms and allergy cures. Visit the website at http://rivieraallergy.com to download the complimentary guide, “17 Ways to Relieve Your Allergies.” “Like” the Facebook page for allergy and asthma tips. Call 310-792-9050 or schedule an appointment online for allergy treatment.