Nickel allergy or nickel sensitivity in dentistry and orthodontics – Wheaton orthodontist

Collection of studies and information about nickel allergy or nickel sensitivity in the dental field


Nickel titanium wires are often used for orthodontics.

Nickel ion release is higher when a cell phone is used a lot.  The saliva concentration of nickel in patients with nickel titanium wires or other orthodontic appliances containing nickel is time-dependent on cell hone use.  This is due to the radio-frequency electromagnetic fields the phones emit.  Ali Saghiri AJO June 2015


Old porcelain fused to metal crowns often contained nickel.  We also use nickel titanium files for root canals, but that really should have no effect.

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4 Responses to “Nickel allergy or nickel sensitivity in dentistry and orthodontics – Wheaton orthodontist”

  1. March 25, 2018 at 6:26 pm #

    Should I be worried about dental cleaning. I went for allergy patch testing. Got the bad news nickel and cobalt and,a few other chemicals.

    I have severe,rashes for 2 mos… cancelled dental cleaning. I usually go every 4 mos. Not its 6.

    Can I safely go with the rashes. I premedicate with amoxicilin

    • March 26, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

      No worries about a cleaning. Nickel and Cobalt are used in some metal for dentistry, but many offices now don’t use much metal. I believe like 10-15% of women are sensitive or allergic to nickel so that is pretty normal.

  2. May 3, 2018 at 10:17 pm #

    Yes I just had hybrid zorcinia teeth uppers put in on titanium posts while wearing my screwed in reg grip down denture for a yr while bone healed around 5 titanuim posts it healed fine but now since I have the final teeth zoricona my mouth is always burning never burned on wearing acrylic dentures could it be from my cell phone cuz some days it doesn’t burn or not as intense ? I paid 20 k she’s willing to give me back my money if they can’t work should I go take a Nicklaus alloy test ? Don’t think it’s the titanium posts because they didn’t burn during temp stage help I don’t know what to do and there isn’t a test here in ca for titanium I’m thinking is ur my cell I always have it in my hands on talking on it

    • May 5, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

      Look into burning mouth syndrome. There is no nickel in anything you have. Cell phone wouldn’t do anything either.

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