II. Epidemiology

  1. Periodontal Disease occurs in 5-10% of HIV patients

III. Periodontal Conditions in HIV

  1. Necrotizing ulcerative Gingivitis
  2. Periodontitis
  3. Linear Gingival erythema (Candida infection)

IV. Symptoms

  1. Painful gums
  2. Halitosis
  3. Gingival retraction and pocketing

V. Management

  1. Regular dental care and dental cleaning
  2. Debridement and curettage
  3. Chlorhexidine deglutinate mouth rinse
  4. Removal of soft and hard Plaque deposits
  5. Antifungal agents
  6. Antibiotics (Short course may be beneficial)

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