If you have an allergy to latex, Bernstein Dental Centre can help you get the dental treatment you need in our latex-free office! Bernstein, driven by personal experience, has spent a vast amount of time researching and understanding latex allergies. Unfortunately, some manufacturers would not guarantee that their products were never handled with latex gloves. The result is that we now have treated many patients who are sensitive to latex, who were either unable to or uncomfortable with receiving dental care elsewhere. All patients who come to our office always receive full follow-up care phone calls and have not had any symptoms or any difficulties whatsoever due to their latex allergy
Latex-free Dentistry: What is it? Have you ever been to the dentist for a routine procedure and then experienced an allergic reaction that made you break out in hives and get a runny nose and sore throat? You could be allergic to latex. It is important for you to know if you have a latex allergy.
A base font size A medium font size A larger font size. Oral Health Topics. Natural rubber latex, which comes from the sap of rubber trees, contains a number of proteins that can cause allergic reactions in susceptible individuals.
Imagine this scenario: you go to the dentist to have a cavity filled, and an hour after the procedure you have a runny nose, scratchy throat, and your arms are breaking out in blotchy, red hives. If you experience any of these types of symptoms or side effects, chances are you have a latex allergy. A latex allergy is a hypersensitivity to latex proteins.