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  1. What is the turn around time for your MELISA tests? Do you send them to Germany for processing? We are in Texas and deperately trying to find the quickest way to get a MELISA test. My husband had rare surgery at UCLA, and a small titanium plate closes the hole in his craniumHe has extreme fatigue, a rash and a couple of other symptoms. He’s had a lumbar puncture, caraotid arteries checked, every blood test imaginable and CT Scans, chest Xrays, etc. All were good. We researched, and are sure he has Titanium Allergy. We know he needs the MELISA test, and are looking for the quickest way to get it processed. Do you have access to anything quicker than what the MELISA siteoffers online?
    Thanks for taking time to respond.

    • Trish,

      I’m sorry to hear about your husband. I do not know the turn around time with MELISA in Germany but you do have to send it to them. Contact them directly and they can give you the turn around time. I hope your husband gets better soon!
      Dr. Kyle Stanley

  2. I had eight titanium implants removed 3 weeks ago because they were literally killing me for whatever reason I had some sort of ionic or galvanization or whatever they call it I suffered through 6 months of agonizing pain in every joint bilaterally throughout my whole body I’m almost 100% better now since I had these things removed

    • Linda,

      I’m sorry to hear this. Did you ever have any metal problems before your implant surgery? (sensitivity to copper, lead, jewelry, coins, etc?)

      I’m glad to hear you are going better.
      Dr. Kyle Stanley

  3. Nearly five years ago my wife received two titanium rods in her lower jaw to secure a full denture. Soon after the implant procedure she began experiencing chronic nausea and other symptoms such as hair loss, fatigue, sinus congestion and eventually weakening of one of the implant rods. She received numerous gastroenterological tests to determine the cause of the nausea, all of which were negative. It was recently suggested she be tested for possible allergic and intolerance reactions to titanium which resulted in a diagnoses of positive sensitivity to the material. She was also found to have an early detection of a malignant lesion on the lower left lobe of her lung which required surgical removal This occurred some four years after the implant procedure. At no time was she screened for allergic sensitivity to titanium prior to the procedure or informed of the possibility of such. The dentist who performed the procedure has now refused to remove the implants or acknowledge any possible connection with the problems my wife has experienced. Are you aware of any similar symptoms associated with titanium dental implants?

    • Hello John,

      I’m sorry to hear about your wife and her symptoms. Most of the commonly occurring symptoms are listed on this blog. Because true titanium allergy is VERY rare, we don’t see a lot of patients with this problem. Most of them are also allergic to nickel and they usually tell the doctor about that. These are patients that can never wear jewelry, metal glasses, etc so it is a large part of their life which they commonly tell their doctors. Although we would never know, I would think that the malignant lesion has nothing to do with the titanium allergy and was a coincidence. The reason we don’t commonly test patients for titanium allergy is that it is so rare. Another thing your wife could be allergic to is the material involved in the restoration (some people are allergic to acrylic). Which type of test did she have to determine her titanium allergy? I wish you and your wife all the best!
      Dr. Kyle Stanley

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