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What Are Types of Allergic Reactions?

 
Chapter: What Should I Do if I Am Allergic?

If you have allergies, be sure to tell your dentist and dental staff, and make sure that the information is included in your patient chart. If you have had severe allergic reactions, you should consider carrying an epinephrine kit (EpiPen®) and use a medic alert bracelet that clearly states your allergy. You also may want to carry a letter of explanation from your physician. If you have allergic symptoms following a dental procedure, consult your dentist and physician immediately. If you experience a severe allergic reaction after a dental procedure, you should go immediately to the hospital emergency department where you can be closely monitored and treated. If you have questions about allergies and allergic reactions, talk to your dentist.
 

Reviewed: January 2012

 
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