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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 Work

I was recently dx 2 months ago with HIV-1 and my numbers are good. Not on meds yet,CD4 is close to 800 and viral load around 9,000, however, recently my dentist told me I have Periodontitis. I want to get this treated before its gets bad and want...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Yes you can.... Read more »

Dental Work & Antibiotics

I am trying to figure out it an HIV patient with undetectable viral levels and a CD4 count of 636 Should take something Like Amoxicillin During Dental procedures? The Dentist Said they don't need to do that any longer. After having Some teeth...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The use of antibiotics prior to dental work to prevent the occurrence of infective endocardits- an infection of the heart's inner lining or the heart valves- should only take place in certain limited circumstances including those individuals... Read more »

Dental Work

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...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
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... Read more »

Dental Work Not on Meds

I guess I should have asked this before having a tooth pulled, but here it is. I'm not on meds yet as my CD4 has stayed around 800 for 13 months and vl averaging 15k. I had a tooth pulled. My dentists knows my status. The next day, I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.I don't associate getting a tooth extraction with flair of allergies (unless you were given a medication during the procedure that you're allergic to).Allergies aren't a sign of disease progression (and... 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 ? jaw pain or tooth aches ? Read more »

dental care

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hi all,
first of all let me thank you for taking the time to read my post. i am 34 years old and have been poz 10 yrs, no meds yet, viral load 1800 and cell count 490. the thing is i have constant ulcers in my mouth sometimes so painful i dont eat... 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 »