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Dental Work
Mar 2, 2005

Hello Doctors,

I would like to thank you for all your help.

I am positive my numbers have been aroud ~600 for CD4 and 5000 VL.

I need to have some dental work done. I need to pull my wisdom teeths (All 4) in the next year or so... Any advice?

Kar

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

With a normal CD4 cell count, I don't see any significant HIV-related problems in having dental work done. Since starting on medications in probably not in your immediate future, there's no real issue with drug-drug interactions.

I'd simply pick a time that is convenient (if there ever is one) to have the required dental work, and make sure that the rest of your oral health is as good as possible.

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