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HIV and the Mouth

Other Oral Conditions of HIV Disease The two most common conditions that may not be caused by an infection include dry mouth and small round mouth sores, called aphthous ulcers . Dry Mouth Dry mouth, or xerostomia , is a common condition in HIV disease that may have a variety of causes. HIV disease itself may cause dry mouth because HIV-related salivary disease causes swollen salivary glands (glands in the mouth that produce saliva, or...
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Dental Implants in HIV patients

Can dental implants be placed in HIV patients with good success. There is not a good randomized prospective study that reveals a substandard success rate in HIV patients. Please inform on your personal thoughts and findings from the literature....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Dental procedures including implants usually are well tolerated with few problems other than what is seen in the general populatio. A low CD4 count and poor nutrition or oral health/hygiene might predispose to more problems. I have had scores of... Read more »

HIV meds and dental care

Do any of the combinations of HIV meds affect the teeth? For example does it weaken the ennamel or other parts of the tooth?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
There has been a great deal of speculation pertaining to "brittle teeth syndrome", or rapidly advancing dental decay in the HAART era. Whereas, clinically speaking, we have seen an increase in root caries (decay on the root surfaces of... Read more »

dental amalgam in HIV+ patients

Hello Dr. Frascino !My girlfriend is hiv + and on meds.She visited her dentist since she had problems vith her memory. He told her she should replace amalgam (because of mercury) with composite. He added this mercury can damage kidney, cause brain...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Bernd,Your molecular biologist buddy is correct! The dentist you saw is a quack! I'd strongly recommend you find a more competent dentist. I'll post below some information from the archives.Dr. Bobmercury poisening from fillings/HIV... Read more »

Dental surgery and Osteomyelitis[Foot and Mouth]

I am 56 years old and HIV positive for eight years. CD4-250 and viral load around 80,000.I had two teeth removed and within three days I developed a fever and painful swelling in the left foot.After a week it had not improved and I was sent for a...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
It is very important that I point our that with a CD4 count of 250 and a viral load around 80,000 that dental care for you should be no different than dental care for HIV negative individuals. There is much scientific evidence that dental treatment... Read more »
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HIV or Dental Issue ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
FOund some interesting things on the net when looking up symptoms of body aches, headaches, joint muscle pain, ear aches, etc. drug resistance. I have not had any type of sexual intercourse other than masterbation for almost three years now and in... Read more »

Dental Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are Dental Symptoms ? and what kind of chills do ppl get when they are infected with HIV ? Read more »

Free dental?

Posted by Benders, 1 Reply
I heard you get free dental in the uk if you have the hiv, does anyone know how true this is? Read more »

Dental Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What are Dental Symptoms ? jaw pain or tooth aches ? Read more »