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Author Topic: I May Get Dentures / Tylenol OK?  (Read 9570 times)

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Offline Lukey

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I May Get Dentures / Tylenol OK?
« on: September 10, 2015, 04:33:32 am »
Is getting dentures a really bad thing? I may resort to them. I have about 18 non metal fillings in 25 teeth. My teeth are worn down from years of grinding them at night. I now wear a Stress guard to bed each night. I got rid of my 2 root canal teeth last Winter but now my bite has changed and my dentist referred me to a dental specialist that wanted to do $17,000 worth of work, which I cannot afford. Dentures seems like a best option.

If I get them, is it OK if I take small amounts of Tylenol for a day or two to help with pain? How much Tylenol or other pain stuff can I safely take with Hep ?

Thank you.

Joe
Male -  HCV since 1982 - Born 1951 ~ Geno 1a

Did 8 weeks of Harvoni in 2015. Got normal AST & ALT and undetected VL by week 5, then relapsed 4 weeks post.
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July 5, 2018 : began 12 weeks of Vosevi with a VL of 540,000 and AST & ALT of 65 and 105.
2 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 20
5 weeks in : AST 18, ALT 12, VL "<15 detected"
10 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 14, VL "<15 not detected"
4 weeks post : "<15 not detected"

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: I May Get Dentures / Tylenol OK?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2015, 05:16:30 am »
Hi, Joe --

Sorry you've got to deal with another medical problem, but Tylenol should be fine. Hep Forums moderator Lucinda Porter, RN has written a great blog post that answers your question: http://blogs.hepmag.com/lucindakporter/2014/12/harvoni_and_headache_1.html

Before you go the dentures route, check whether the dentist thinks you'll still be able to get good-fitting dentures when you're in your eighties and nineties. If the answer is No, do you live within driving distance of a dental school? If so, you might be able to get the suggested dental work done for much less than $17,000, and the student dentist will be under excellent supervision.

Gnatty (whose mother ceased being able to get good-fitting dentures in her eighties and was told only implants would work from then on)
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline Mike

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Re: I May Get Dentures / Tylenol OK?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2015, 11:49:26 am »
Hi Joe,

You can take Tylenol; but should stay under 2000 mg per day.

Narcotic analgesics would also be fine (no correlation or links to liver damage). Given the amount of dental work you are going to have, I doubt Tylenol will even touch the pain.

I would probably ask for Vicodin 7.5/500 or Percocet 5/350.

Best wishes, Mike
Genotype 1a
Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

Offline beto

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Re: I May Get Dentures / Tylenol OK?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2015, 01:53:43 pm »
Hi Joe,

I feel your pain as I have struggled with dental issues for a long time.  I have also read that Hep-C and liver issues might be part of the problem systemically.  Implants are ridiculously expensive.  I had one fail recently too.  Anyway...when I have to take something for bad pain like dental surgery, I get (request) vicaprophin...it is hydrocodone/Ibuprophin.  So the nsaid is not Tylenol.  Some folks have an issue with Ibuprophin, but as for the liver concerns it is less harmful.  There are also plain narcotic's without nsaid's.  Anyway, the bad pain is only for a few days.  Follow Gnatty's link, she always has good one's.  Best of luck...beto
HCV/nonA,nonB acute phase 1975
HCV detected active 1990
HCV persistent chronic diagnosis 1995
1995 liver enzymes mild elevations
1996 Biopsy F2 fibrosis
treatment naive geno 1-A
2000-to early 2015 Viral load 150, 000 to 800, 000
recent liver enzymes before treatment alt/ast 59to209,  Fibroscan F4,cirrhosis
start tx Harvoni 7/11/2015
6.5 week-UD-ast/alt 25/25
9wk-UD-ast18 alt23
10/3/15 completed tx
11/5/15 new fibroscan f0-f1 amazed
6wk EOT UD ast/alt 20/20
12EOT-UD-ast/alt19/21
25wk-SVR! 19/18

Offline Lukey

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Re: I May Get Dentures / Tylenol OK?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2015, 04:08:09 pm »
Hi,

Thanks for the replies.

I thought anyone could get dentures and if needed, can get a post implanted (one on each side) which holds the dentures in place. The endodontist wanted me to go to get implants at some other specialist for $1900. I just hope I don't need that. Some dentists are greedy, I really believe that.

Joe
Male -  HCV since 1982 - Born 1951 ~ Geno 1a

Did 8 weeks of Harvoni in 2015. Got normal AST & ALT and undetected VL by week 5, then relapsed 4 weeks post.
-----------------------------------------------------------
July 5, 2018 : began 12 weeks of Vosevi with a VL of 540,000 and AST & ALT of 65 and 105.
2 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 20
5 weeks in : AST 18, ALT 12, VL "<15 detected"
10 weeks in : AST 19, ALT 14, VL "<15 not detected"
4 weeks post : "<15 not detected"

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: I May Get Dentures / Tylenol OK?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2015, 04:33:24 pm »
Joe, thanks for letting me know you can get a hybrid of dentures and implanted posts. My mother had so little bone left inside her gums, either her options were unusually limited or there's been progress in dentistry since she looked into things. It sounds like you've gotten lots of good ideas for pain relief -- best wishes with whatever you decide.
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

 


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