Biocompatibility Testing with the Clifford Test

October 23, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drthomas @ 7:00 am

woman smiling in dental chairYour dental treatments cater to your specific needs and expectations, such as treating a damaged tooth with a crown. Although this method can be satisfactory, your holistic dentist in Southlake can provide a deeper scope of individualized services through biocompatibility testing for dental materials. This can offer a different approach to your oral health needs based on the results of the testing, such as your body’s ability to tolerate any restoration or the cements used in dentistry. Your treatment plan will consist of materials and techniques that won’t cause any additional harm to your mouth or body to promote optimal wellness.

Biocompatibility Testing for Dental Treatments

Everyone reacts differently to various environmental factors, such as the foods you eat or the products you use in your home. It is no different with the materials your dentist uses to maintain your oral health. Traditional materials may not be an issue for many people; however, others may react poorly to them. Although the complications may not be apparent immediately, symptoms can appear over time or elsewhere in the body. Biocompatibility testing reduces the risk of delayed complications.

A blood sample is taken to be tested in a lab for sensitivities to various dental materials. The information is relayed to your dentist to be incorporated into your treatment plans.

Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing

A trusted biocompatibility test is Clifford Materials Reactive Testing (CMRT). It provides your dentist and physician with extensive information relating to your personal sensitivities to ensure they are avoided when performing your treatments.

Unlike other testing methods, CMRT goes further than just evaluating the body’s response to certain materials. Instead, it also checks the body’s reaction to the corrosion byproducts of the materials. The screening determines how your body responds when the products breakdown and release toxins that can have adverse health effects. It will help determine if your body will produce systemic antibodies to target the antigens.

Your dentist can then determine which brands of products are best suited for your specific needs to ensure your smile stays healthy for a lifetime.

Promote Optimal Wellness Today

With your mouth the gateway to your general health, the materials used for your dental care should complement your overall wellness. Biocompatibility testing ensures your restorations and other materials work in harmony with your body to promote optimal health both today and in the future.

About Dr. Preetha Thomas

Dr. Preetha Thomas strives to provide personalized dental solutions using a holistic approach. Besides earning her dental degree, she has completed advanced training in many aspects of dentistry, including maxillofacial oral surgery, orthodontics, and dentofacial orthopedics. She also regularly undergoes continuing education to remain well-versed in the latest dental solutions. Dr. Thomas embraces the latest innovations in dentistry and medical advancements to promote her patients’ wellness through biocompatible solutions. With metal-free restorations, ozone therapy, and more, you can rest assured your smile is in good hands. Contact our office today to discover a natural side to dentistry.

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