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Hepatitis and dental problems

Is this possible for a person , effected with hepatitis b to go for teeth scaling and filling.
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That's an interesting question.  Your (and anyone) having hepatitis B poses an occupational health hazard to those in the dental profession. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4456879/  Because of this very high risk to dental staff, they are normally very good at taking precautions such as being immunized and wearing protective gear. Are you being treated for hepatitis B currently?  They do often say that you should only be treated for dental emergencies while being treated and for 3 months after treatment ends.  I'd be upfront and ask though.  in the mean time, practice your best oral hygiene.  A woman I know had great difficulty at the dentist when pregnant.  It gagged her so she couldn't go.  They recommended she brush well but also use a good oral hygiene mouthwash daily since she could not go to the dentist during her pregnancy.  So, I would consider doing that.  
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I can't believe I am just seeing this now. As GuitarRox said, you absolutely must let your dentist know about this. They will take ever precaution. I recently had to go to a dentist to have a tooth removed. I was more concerned about the medication they put me on for the infection (pre and post removal) which is strong on the liver. It's called Clinadmycin and has been known to cause problems for some. I'm thankfully done with it so now I need to heal the liver a bit more with a good diet, probiotics and lots of water for the next month. Overally, it went well. If your dentist is concerned about the Hepatitis B infection, they could turn you away and let you find another dentist. Usually they try not to discriminate and rather just take precautions, especially since they work with patients who bleed. I was fortunate enough to find a dentist who know a lot about Hepatitis B and the difference between acute and chronic.
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your dentist should be vaccinated against hepatitis B so should be immune.  So they really should not discriminate.  You should alway make dentist, DR, Nurse aware of your condition though.  So they can ensure that they are practicing inflection control to the very highest standard ( which of course they should be anyway)
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