Reactions to resin-based dental materials in patients-type, time to onset, duration, and consequence of the reaction.
2009 (English)In: Contact Dermatitis, ISSN 0105-1873, E-ISSN 1600-0536, Vol. 61, no 6, 313-319 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to determine the types of side-effects occurring and for how long they lasted in a group of patients with side-effects assessed to be caused by resin-based materials. METHODS: A total of 618 reports were received by the Swedish National Register of Side-Effects to Dental Materials, among which 36 were on patients with reactions assessed to be caused by resin-based restorative materials. The group examined consisted of 25 women and 11 men, with a mean age of 47.8 +/- 15.6 years. A follow-up was done through a structured telephone interview. RESULTS: The majority of symptoms were intra-oral or a combination of intra-oral and extra-oral symptoms that appeared within the first 24 hr after treatment. The most common adverse effects reported were skin problems, oral ulcers, and burning mouth. Within less than a week, the reactions had disappeared in 50% of the patients. CONCLUSION: Immediate reactions to resin-based materials were more prevalent than delayed allergic reactions, and the mechanism of the immediate reactions is probably non-allergic in most cases. There is a need for developing provocation tests to verify the association between the reaction and the material, and also to identify the offending component.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 61, no 6, 313-319 p.
adverse effects • allergy • dental materials • resin-based materials
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-3491DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0536.2009.01590.xPubMedID: 19807750OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-3491DiVA: diva2:142220