Active STDs such as gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes simplex virus (HSV) , and human papilloma virus (HPV) may present with oral manifestations and can potentially be transmitted upon direct contact.
Active syphilis may be associated with significant cardiomyopathy.
Nonactive disease usually poses no risk of transmission.
Medications will indicate the type of underlying infection.
- Medical Disorders
- Oral Health Care Considerations