Advertisement
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

Managing Side Effects of HIV TreatmentManaging Side Effects of HIV Treatment
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Anti-HIV Meds & Gingivitis/Periodontitis
Feb 12, 2004

What is the current information on which anti-hiv drugs, if any, cause or aggravate gingivitis or periodontitis? I'm currently on Viracept and Trizivir.

Response from Dr. Henry

Gingivitis and periodontitis are common on the general population and perhaps more common and severe in HIV+ persons. In my experience gum problems usually get better with effective HIV treatment including with the drugs you are taking. Even more important is good dental care by an HIV friendly dentitis. Often extensive tooth cleaning can help restore gum health. I often prescribe Peridex mouthwash to help with gum disease and recommend flossing and using soft bristl brush with baking soda/peroxide toothpaste. KH



Previous
osteoporosis
Next
Sustiva and Wellbutrin interactions

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

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.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement