|I have parkinsons & HIV & I want to see a dentist. Problems?
Sep 13, 2010
Hi Dr Bob,
I was recently diagnosed HIV+. I also have Parkinson's which affects my head movement. When I went to get a crown recently, my usual dentist refused because I have both HIV and a 'movement disorder which increases the likelyhood of transmission'. My dentist is a really nice guy - he said he would only do the procedure if I was under a general anaesthetic. What's the protocol here? Do I need to go under for any and every dental procedure?
Sending donation. Love your work! Raymond
| Response from Dr. Frascino
If your Parkinson's disease causes persistent head movement, delicate dental work could prove challenging. I'd suggest you check with your HIV specialist and get a referral to an HIV-knowledgeable (and experienced) dentist for a second opinion. If he, too, advises that the dental work could not be done due to head movement, general anesthesia may be needed.
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