The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Facial WastingFacial Wasting
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

dental work with Bioalcamid filller

Oct 16, 2011

Dear Dr i have read that dental work may cause infection for Bioalcamid (BA) implant in the cheek even teeth cleaning too. how could teeth cleaning could cause such infection? thanks

Response from Dr. Pierone

Studies have shown that dental cleaning leads to temporary low level bacterial entry and circulation in the bloodstream. This is one of the reasons that patients with prosthetic heart valves are prescribed antibiotics before and after dental cleaning.

One potential scenario would be bacterial transit through the bloodstream, lodging of bacteria at the implant/capillary interface, and subsequent establishment of infection of the BA implant. Another possibility would be bacteria traversing the relatively short distance (several millimeters) between the gums and the cheek pad as a result of the pressure from the water jet.

Based on previous experience, a strong argument can be made for preventive antibiotics before and after dental work for people who have BA implants.

Fat loss on arms and legs from Combivir?
Are dental xrays a problem with fillers?

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint