PAPILLOMAVIRUS

 
 

PAPILLOMAVIRUS IN THE MOUTH

Many men and women are infected with the papillomavirus without even knowing it, as this infection often does not show symptoms.

Papillomavirus, with which 80% of the population has had contact (infection), can cause small lesions in our body, from benign to malignant. The risk of infection is highest in young people up to the age of 24, but unfortunately it remains lifelong, and can affect children to adults.

There is a high-risk papillomavirus and low-risk papillomavirus.

What causes papillomavirus in the mouth?
  • Papillomas
  • Warts
  • Condyloma
  • Cancer (especially of the throat)

Can it be cured?
There is still no way to eradicate the virus from our body, so the objective is “clinical cure”.
Currently, there is no drug to eradicate the virus from our body, like the herpes virus, for example. However, some of these injuries should be removed due to the danger of contagion to other parts of the body, and to other people. Many of these lesions, if not detected and treated in time, can spread throughout the mouth, lips and throat.

Did you know that one of the best ways to remove lesions caused by the virus is through laser? Laser makes treatment faster, with less pain, less swelling and more disinfectant capacity for the oral mucosa.

This issue still raises many doubts:
  • How does papillomavirus transmission occur?
  • Is it very contagious?
  • Did you know that all children from 9 years old should be vaccinated?
  • What about adults who haven't been vaccinated? What should they do?
  • Did you know that it is already possible to screen for papillomavirus in the oral cavity?
  • Do vaccinated people also have to be screened?
  • Did you know that even children can undergo preventive treatment?
  • How can you prevent papillomavirus?

Clarify these and other doubts with our specialist.

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