Latex Allergy

Naturally occurring latex has been linked in recent years to allergic reactions in people who use such products as latex gloves. The proteins in the latex, which can also become airborne, can cause problems in vulnerable people such as breathing problems and contact dermatitis. Some allergic reactions, including anaphylactic shock, have been more severe.

Many health experts have rightly attributed the dramatic increase of allergic reactions to latex in the health care community to the increased use of gloves and other personal protection equipment in light of the AIDS epidemic.

Latex is a pervasive substance in many household items—from toys and balloons to rubber bands and condoms.

Latex allergies could cause the following symptoms:

  • Dry skin
  • Hives
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Respiratory problems
  • Tingling sensations

People with high-risk factors for latex allergy include those who have undergone multiple surgical operations, have spina bifida, or are persistently exposed to latex products.

If you are vulnerable to latex or have allergies related to it, please notify our office and, by all means, seek medical attention from your family physician.

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Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:00 am-3:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-3:00 pm

Thursday:

12:00 pm-8:00 pm

Friday:

Office open for teeth cleaning appointments only on the second and fourth Friday of each month, with varying hours. Dr. Patel doesn't work on Fridays.

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "My family has been seeing Dr. Patel and her staff for several years. An absolutely fabulous dental practice. I very highly recommend it."
    Kim W
  • "Fabulous dentist and fabulous staff! I'd recommend this practice to anyone! I had been receiving regular dental care my entire adult life, but after one visit I knew that my oral care had been taken to a different level!"
    Mary M.
  • "I chose Bonnie Patel as a dentist based on the reviews and because she is affiliated with my insurance. I'm not disappointed! She is very professional, as well as her assistant. She take care of my teeth and fixed all the issues that my dentist made in France. The must: She takes time to explain everything. 5 stars also for the kindness and professionalism of the receptionist."
    Marie A.