Should I Have Dental Work Done If I Have Thrush

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Systemic Candidiasis

...and/or vagina. It causes a smelly, thick, white-yellow discharge that might occur with itching, burning and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis, called thrush , involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can also occur without symptoms. The most common symptoms usually include discomfort of the mouth and throat, burning and an altered sense of taste (often...
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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
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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 started...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...not unusual to be concerned, you might be making more of it than needed).There are generally no significant issues with having dentalwork and being on HIV medications (though you said that you're not taking them), nor particular need (compared... Read more »

Dental Work and Atripla

I have always been told that I had a minor heart valve leak and whenever I go to the dentist, they prescribe antibiotics prior to doing any work such as a cleaning, etc. I am concerned about any effect on my Atripla.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Short term use of antibiotics used for dental surgery are generally OK to take with Atripla. KH 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 worked...
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 dentalwork to prevent the occurrence of infective endocardits- an infection of the heart's inner lining or the heart valves- should Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common Read more »
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Maintaining Good Dental Health

...white patches that are found on the tongue or on the outer surfaces of the mouth. They can be large or small. Other symptoms of thrush may also include red patches on the surfaces of the mouth and tongue, or white patches that cause bleeding when... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan) lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...likely to develop several opportunistic infections (see Fact Sheet 500 ) related to HIV. They are more likely to develop: thrush (see Fact Sheet 501 ) oral hairy leukoplakia (whitish mouth sores) bacterial pneumonia pneumocystis pneumonia... Read more »
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