Biological Dentist in your area! Irvine, CA dentist Offering Biocompatibility Testing
We are all different. From the way we look to our body chemistry, each person who inhabits this planet is unique. It does not make sense for a “one size fits all” mentality when it comes to dental treatment. What works for one patient may be detrimental to another, for several reasons. Dr. David Son D.D.S. in Irvine, CA is a biological dentist in your area who understands this and provides uniquely individual treatment plans for his patients. One such way he accomplishes such a personalized experience is through biocompatibility testing.
What is Biocompatibility Testing?
When you hear a dental term such as composite fillings, you need to understand that the composite materials used can be of a wide range of materials. A component of a filling may work for one patient, but in another cause negative health reactions. Because individuals can react to materials differently, it is important to know which ones may have negative health implications. It is very much like how some people have allergies to certain foods.
Materials used in crowns and fillings are picked for durability and the ability to last a long time in a dark, moist space. It can be hard to recognize which materials may be incompatible with a certain individual’s body chemistry. This is where biocompatibility testing comes in. This testing requires blood be tested for sensitivity to hundreds of dental materials. You will have blood drawn and the antibodies in your blood are then analyzed to see which specific brands of dental materials may cause adverse health reactions.
Biocompatibility testing allows Dr. Son to select the materials needed for treatment which are best suited to the patient’s unique body chemistry, personal makeup, and long-term health. Dr. Son urges all of his patients to undergo this testing so that each patient can have a pleasant and safe dental experience.
For more information regarding biological dentistry and biocompatibility testing as offered by Dr. David Son D.D.S., please call his office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Son can be reached at (949) 565-4929.