I am interested in reactions others have had while visiting the dentist. When I had to get my first cavity filled, I'll admit, out of vanity, I went with the white composite filling material. I've had about 5 fillings, and I'm 27. However as time has rolled along, I realize the composite material was my best choice as I developed a nickel and silver allergy. I am a French horn player and had to switch to a gold plated mouthpiece because my silver one that I had played on for years started making my lips breakout. Sometimes the reaction would develop into angular cheilitis, which would make performing painful. My ears turn red, and a rash develops if I wear silver/nickel earrings.
Last year I had to get a cavity filled, and ended up having a reaction to the composite filling material. I had to visit the dentist three times in 1.5 months, and I'm used to only going a maximum of three times a year He ended up leaving a thin layer of the sedative filling before placing another composite mixture on top, and he put a different type of bonding agent on the tooth. This all happened Mar/Apr of 2012.
When I've gone in for my cleaning the past two times, they've asked about the tooth, and I've said that it's still a little swollen, but since there was no longer shooting pain through my tooth, jaw and ear, I didn't think too much of it. However last week at my cleaning, I said it was still a little swollen and a bubble had formed on the gum. I thought it was a canker sore...whoops! They took an x-ray, and I got my first root canal yesterday The x-rays from last year to this were night and day in the difference. There were two black spots at the bottom of my tooth showing the root was infected, and they weren't there last year
I go back in a few weeks for a crown, and the dentist said he would have to use the slightly weaker material on my tooth because the stronger one has silver in it.
At my last dental appointment, I had a note written on my chart to use gluten free products. I am awaiting my biopsy results from my GI, but I had a strong positive DGP igG on the blood test.
My dentist is great and has even called himself to check on me after the filling problem last year, and the root canal yesterday. He said he had heard of patients having a composite filling allergic reaction but that it is very rare, and he had never seen it. I've read that celiac causes you to be intolerant of things you once were. I already had other composite fillings in my mouth, but maybe since they were done before my celiac symptoms started showing, my body didn't perceive them as foreign objects and they had already healed? That's pure speculation on my part Maybe celiac could be the reason for these changes? It would be great if I could tell my dentist this because I can tell he's kind of perplexed why this is happening.
What reactions have you had to filling materials at the dentist? Did you develop any over time?