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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 with Bioalcamid filller

Dear Dri have read that dental work may cause infection for Bioalcamid (BA) implant in the cheek even teeth cleaning too. how could teeth cleaning could cause such infection? thanks...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Studies have shown that dental cleaning leads to temporary low level bacterial entry and circulation in the bloodstream. This is one of the reasons that patients with prosthetic heart valves are prescribed antibiotics before and after dental... 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 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...
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 »
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Oral Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was reading in the forums at aidsmeds on living with it and they had a topic related to dental needs and how the dentist was the first person that thought that they had HIV. I have oral thrush and have had it on and off for 2 months. I have also... Read more »

discount dental plan helped

Posted by drk9ght
the reason for this post is to hopefully help someone
the way a friend of mine was helped and get the word
out about this excellend dental plan.

my friend tom was in a great deal of pain, he needed to have
to wisdom teeth extracted, but he didn't have... Read more »

Dental Symptoms

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

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 »