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Dentistry And Syphilis
Genital herpes can be transmitted via dentist's tools? Headache, Itchy scalp and lower backache are signs of herpes?What is the accredited blood test
Remote chance: While the transmission of genital herpes is possible from a contaminated instrument, the likelyhood is remote, especially given that you are not reporting any lesions in your mouth. While a primary infection with herpes would usually include general malaise, fever, and headache, it is doubtful that your symptoms are associated with a herpes infection. In any case, you should seek medical care. ...Read more
The branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body. Dentistry is widely considered necessary for complete overall health. Those who practice dentistry ...Read more
Few cases of iritis in 9mos. And frequent mouth canker sores; also had crp, ESR tests and chest xray. Crp 3.6. How is behçet's disease diagnosis made?
Clinical diagnosis: Diagnosis is based on symptoms, not any specific test. ...Read more
Very difficult: There was one case where a dentist transmitted HIV to his patients. This was seemingly intentional. Hiv virus is very delicate when outside of the body. The mildest of antiseptics will kill it. As long as your dentist is following standard infection control protocols it will be impossible to get HIV from a dental procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What type of dental practice should a person diagnosed with systemic lupus go to? General, periodontal, endodontic?
Lupus: I would start with a general dentist and then take the necessary referrals to other specialists if your general dentist cannot do the specialty treatment to a high standard. Your local dental society or a local dental school would be a place to start researching an excellent general dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
24weeks past Hiv exposure.Tested negative for HIV and Hepatits but head swollen,headache,White tongue and a sore in the mouth.Are my tests accurate?
Get retested: You should probably be retested, as your initial test may have been in the window period. ...Read more
23 weeks past HIV exposure.Negative rapid and duo combo tests.But have white tongue and sores under the tongue.What may be the cause and conclusive?
Yes: Presuming that you are correct in your above assumptions, it would be safe. ...Read more
Are tests results accurate for chlamydia and gonorrhea amd syphilis after 10 days of possible infection??
Can CMV virus and type 2 diabetes together make the HIV western blot and PCR viral load tests false positive for hiv?
Does oral and anal sex really cause head/neck cancer as well as anal cancer? Are there risks involved if both parties are HPV free and monagomous?
Yes: Anal cancer and some types of head/neck cancer (mainly tonsil) are caused by hpv. If both parties are hpv free and monogamous then the risk would likely decrease, however studies of cervical samples in female college students show a very high rate of exposure at some point. So, monogamy at present wouldn't necessarily mean that there hadn't been prior exposure. ...Read more
Wb-band 41 positive, dfm showed spirochetes and gemmas.Syphilis-negative.Can it be Lyme with only band 41 positive?Got inactive demyelination lessions
Possibly- more tests: A 41 band alone could signify lyme but is not enough to make the diagnosis. Unfortunately most labs don't do an adequate WB test- it's crucial to test the highly specific 31 & 34 bands & most labs don't. Ignenex does the best test. See http://www.Ilads.Org/lyme_disease/about_lyme.Html consider the controversial culture from advanced laboratory services: http://www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/778482. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between cosmetic dentist and orthodontists in getting invisalign treatment? which is better? i got mines with a cosmetic dentis
Specialists : An orthodontist is a specialist in braces and other orthodontic treatments like Invisalign. A cosmetic dentist does everything which includes crown and bridge and Invisalign and many other dental treatments. To be a provider Invisalign requires some training for general dentist but that's not their specialty. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes simplex virus (i and ii), and chlamydia go unnoticed for years in an asymptomatic female?
Can lip2lip kiss with cracked lips and sore in mouth with different partners infect aids. Plz reply as soon as possible.?
YES: It sounds like you already know the answer. ...Read more
Seeking consult with dentist expert in signs and symptoms of newly placed composite filling failure (2 molars and counting), range of effects on affected teeth and gum; recommendations on selecting a dentist for redo. See/search for "QPart1" for more?
See below: Why do you feel that these restorations need to be redone? Sensitivity is normal and transient with many restorations. There are many variables to cause sensitivity including the depth of the restoration. Speak with your dentist or call a dental school in your area for a non-biased second opinion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers