Biocompatibility Testing

Biocompatibility Testing in La Mesa, CA

Biocompatibility TestingAllergies are a serious health concern, with somewhere between 15 and 25 million Americans estimated to suffer from some kind of autoimmune disorder. Dental materials themselves are not immune from inciting allergies, which is why Smilehaven Dental Center strives to use only natural and/or biocompatible materials. Even patients who are not allergic in the traditional sense to dental amalgams or common dental chemical compounds may be biocompatible-sensitive, showing symptoms when traditional materials are used in dental restorations.

Unfortunately, what materials may cause allergic or biocompatibility-sensitive reactions differ from patient to patient. That’s why we offer several effective tests for material biocompatibility for patients who are concerned about possible issues.

Clifford Materials Blood Test

The Clifford Materials Blood Test offers results about a patient’s potential allergens by exposing a sample of blood serum to known dental materials. This test is very reliable for true allergens, but is less comprehensive for materials that the patient has never been exposed to, nor is it effective to draw conclusions for patients with biocompatibility sensitivity (as opposed to true allergies).

Applied Kinesiology

Based on studying the relationship between materials and muscle strength, applied kinesiology will help us determine which dental materials, if any, potentially weaken a patient. This is an effective test for both traditional allergens and materials patients have not ever been exposed to.

Schedule A Biocompatibility Test At SmileHaven Dental Center

Improve your oral health with biocompatibility testing at SmileHaven Dental Center. Contact our holistic dental team in La Mesa to schedule a biocompatibility test today. With over 30 years of experience and training, patients come to SmileHaven Dental Center for biocompatible testing from Spring Valley, El Cajon, Lakeside, Santee, Spring Valley, and many surrounding communities.

The Smilehaven Dental Center Difference

One of the things that sets us apart from other La Mesa and El Cajon, CA cosmetic dentists is that we place a strong emphasis on holistic dentistry. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, holistic dentistry is a focus on a person’s entire body during dental care instead of just the mouth. We utilize bio-compatible whole body dentistry and think about how your dental condition and our treatment will affect your systemic health. We’re strong believers that a person’s oral health is deeply tied with his or her systemic health and with the help of our holistic dentistry, we’ll have both your mouth and your body feeling as good as ever!

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re interested in biocompatibility testing or any of our other dentistry services, we encourage you to stop by and visit us sometime! To schedule an appointment with your holistic dentist in La Mesa feel free to fill out our online appointment request form or give us a call at (619) 464-2801. We can’t wait to see you and help you attain an even more beautiful smile!