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Exposure at the dentist?

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:30 AM   #1
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Exposure at the dentist?

Two weeks ago I had dental surgery done on my molar which was causing me a lot of pain. This involved a few injections to my gum in order to number the area.

I'm worried now because I didn't check whether a new needle was used at all.

Reason why I've started worrying is because 3 days after the procedure, I started getting ulcers around the area where I got the injection.

Then 11 days after the treatment I started getting a sort throat and other cold symptoms.

What is the likelihood of an infection under these circumstances.

I now plan on getting a test, how accurate is the ***** test after 3 months?

Any advice appreciated, so stressed at the moment, first my tooth pain and now this.

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:43 AM   #2
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Re: Exposure at the dentist?

They would never re-use a needle, its not even a debate and im not going to even get drawn into this as this topic has been covered already this week. They are trained not to use used needles. Nothing that you have said has any connection with HIV.

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