|Dentist and HIV
Apr 14, 2014
Will my question be answered? This is 6th time asking the same question and no answerhas been given. I went to the dentist on Monday to clean my teeth. I saw when all tools were taken from plastic, except the mettalic tools used to look at the teeth and the one used to remove the built up food from the teeth. If these tools were used on a HIV person, would I be at risk of contracting the disease? If old blood was on the tools and came in contact with my saliva,would I be at risk on contracting the disease? How long does the disease live out of the body? Please answer this question. I am worried sick.
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi The risk of HIV transmission through dental work is incredibly low. If someone had HIV prior to you a couple things to keep in mind. One instruments should be cleaned after each use either through disinfectant or centrifuge. Second, once HIV is outside of the body it begins to die and becomes unable to infect.
There's no need to worry about HIV transmission in this situation.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Blowjob From A Prostitute Scared To Death
- Odds Of Infection Blowjob From A Prostitute
- Herpes After Mutual Masturbation Worried I Have HIV
- Swollen Lymph Nodes After Touching Vaginal Sore Worried I Have HIV
- Tingling In Feet After Kissing Cold Sore Worried I Have HIV
- Can Genital Warts Cause Cancer?
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 TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.