Apr 19, 2006
I am suffereing from repeating dental specific gums infections. I am finding myself spendimg lots of moey due to gums surgery oftenly.currently i am on videx+viread+kaltra but my theeth condition is getting worst and worst for many years, well , i had always had beautifull theeth untill started with the cocktail about 10 years ago. I am very frustrated cause actually spending so much money that i do not have. my theet are very weak specialy the front theeth (in which u can see if u look at the light slight cracks, i am very scared of loosing my theeth, read somewhere the Q10 can help, please adivce what can i do in order to maintain my dental situation???
| Response from Dr. Henry
You may want to look into the overall health of your bones (any osteoporosis) that could be helped with nutrition support (calcium + vitamin D) and medication if found to be osteoporotic. Viread may be hard on a small subset of patients bones and possible teeth. HIV infected patients often have had severe gum problems which is usually helped by effective antiretroviral therapy. I am concerned about the use of Viread + Videx together in some patients regarding possible toxicity and adverse effect on CD4 counts as another consideration. KH
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