Dental Procedure Reactions

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by sperry17, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. sperry17

    sperry17 New Member

    I've been living with CFS for going on 15 years, and despite some pretty low points, I am in a pretty good place right now. However, I recently had an accident involving my two front teeth which left them severely cracked/chipped, and my dentist is recommending getting porcelain veneers. I am young and don't want to live the rest of my life being self-conscious of my smile, but I also don't want to jeopardize my health for what essentially amount to cosmetic surgery.

    The procedure sounds pretty "safe," (I will avoid all anesthesia), but I'm wondering if anyone has or knows someone with CFS/Fibromyalgia who has had any adverse reactions from a similar dental procedure. I myself am pretty sensitive to any kind of drug/chemical, (I credit my relatively-speaking good health to the avoidance of such things), and so I'm concerned that I could have a reaction to the cement bonding agent, etc.? As I'm sure you all know, My dentist can sympathize with, but not truly understand, my concerns.

    Any advice/input would be much appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Pianowoman

    Pianowoman New Member

    I had several amalgam fillings replaced a while ago and my Doctor and the Dentist insisted I be tested beforehand. I was tested for many dental materials so they could use ones that I did not react to. I had the Computerized Electro-Dermal Screening. If there is something like that available to you, it might help.

    If your dentist does not know anyone who does this, look for an alternative practitioner in your area who could recommend someone.

    Good Luck
    Kathy