HIV infection puts you at greater risk for oral and dental problems including fungal infections and gum disease. A commmon fungal infection that occurs in HIV when you immune system is weak is oral thrush. This may also occur in conditions like diabetes, cancer and from wearing dentures.
Be sure to see a doctor if you think you have oral thrush, and if you are given medication, be sure to take the medication as prescribed.
Tips to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
Do you need to see a dentist?
- Has it been more than one year since you have been to the dentist?
- Do you have tooth pain, mouth sores, bleeding gums or loose teeth?
- Do you often have a dry mouth or experience a change in your sense of taste?