At your first consultation, you will be asked to fill out a form where you have the option to check off any allergies. We always ask you to update us on any new allergies.

Allergies to Medications

If you have or ever had an allergic or unpleasant reaction to any medication, including dental anesthetics, please let Dr. Hoffmeyer know the name of the medication. There are alternate drugs that can be prescribed in case of allergies to oral antibiotics or analgesics.

Allergies to Dental Materials

In connection with the various restorations in the mouth, eg. plastic fillings, crowns, and bridges, you might experience reacting to certain materials. A contact reaction will typically take place 12-48 hours after contact. The materials involved are:

  • Nickel
  • Gold
  • Zinc
  • Chromium
  • Palladium
  • Types of Acrylic
  • Latex

Allegies to oral hygiene products

  • Please notify Dr. Hoffmeyer prior to treatment so we can provide a comfortable environment for you
  • If you are allergic to Latex she will use Nitrile gloves instead
  • If you are sensitive to mercury, mercury-free fillings are used during surgery
  • If you are allergic to Chlorhexidine this item will not be used