Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing (CMRT) For Improved Dentistry
At Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry, we aim to give our patients the best care. We believe that your overall well-being starts with a healthy mouth; that’s why we offer non-toxic dental materials to ensure we don’t compromise your whole-body health as we treat dental problems.
To guarantee a safe outcome, Dr. Tyler Wynne uses Clifford Materials Reactivity Test (CMRT) to understand if you have a chemical sensitivity to dental materials used for your treatment. This test uses your blood samples to establish your systematic sensitivity to biomaterials used in dental restorations.
All about Clifford Materials Reactivity Test
It’s a laboratory screening process used to establish your sensitivity to various dental materials used in dentistry. Since no two patients are alike, people react differently to dental materials placed in their mouths. Some more, some less. A substance that causes little or no harm to one individual can cause serious health concerns to another. A CMRT establishes your biocompatibility with dental materials to avert adverse symptoms.
If you are reacting to dental materials, symptoms may include tooth sensitivity, inflamed gums, and increased fatigue.
What dental materials can my body react to?
Because we all have varying biochemistry, we offer CMRT to determine your suitability for a given dental material. Your body can react to numerous materials, including:
- Mercury in silver fillings
- Copper, nickel, and cobalt in metal crowns
- Aluminum in implants
- BPA in composite fillings
- Formaldehyde and phenols in white fillings
The compatibility test isn’t just for testing materials to be used in the future. Dr. Wynne is knowledgeable in dental materials and can help establish the materials found in your current appliances. We can use digital films to ascertain the materials used for your dental restorations, but radiographs have their limitations. For instance, mercury in your amalgam fillings may not appear in your digital film imaging. With this in mind, compatibility tests are vital to ensure we only introduce safe materials to your body.
CMRT Dental Test in Clemmons, North CarolinaIf you are concerned about the safety of your dental restorations, please schedule an appointment with Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry by calling (336) 793-0577. We offer Clifford Materials Reactivity Test (CMRT) to establish your bio-sensitivity to ensure we use the least offensive materials in your treatment.