I would like to know how and if people with MAC even go to the dentist?
My teeth are stained from the Linezolid. The water mist, spray going in nostrils and down throat seems like a prime place for mycobacteria.
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It’s been a while since I worked in the dental field but we were required to replace all our water system going to the hand drills and sprays with an external water system. We had to change the water every day and we used bottled water. I hope that hasn’t changed. I know after I left the dental field the dentist I went to also had that system set up.
Thanks, it’s good to know that they are taking measures of the water system.
For me also is being a while that I don’t go. But I need it, just a concern if I am going to be able to hold my mouth open, coughing or breathing issues…I don’t know really, it’s going to be a challenge but we have to try anyway….
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I remind my hygienist about not having water sprayed in my mouth. She will use the water device without air (makes it spray) so that it provides a small stream without spray and she keeps it toward the front of my mouth and uses a minimal amount of water.
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