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A 36-year-old male asked:

Can a dentist/hygienist give you typhoid if they are typhoid carriers as they will touch your mouth and inside of it as well?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neil McLeod
Prosthodontics 50 years experience
While the usual barrier nursing will protect a patient from fluid contaminations, active carriers of typhus should not be treating patients.
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Dr. Binod Verma
Dentistry 40 years experience
No one should treat any patient when they are sick
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
An intractable untreatable communicative disease would probably result in loss of license to treat patients.
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Last updated Mar 14, 2021

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