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I get paranoid about germs especially when visiting the

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I get paranoid about germs especially when visiting the dentist. Today I noticed that during my routine cleaning the doctor went to check on my films on her computer, touched the mouse with her gloved hands then went back to work on my mouth. I was bleeding from my gums and if she touched the previous patient's mouth and their blood got on the computer mouth before me could I catch something like hepatitis b which lives on surfaces?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

no, you can't contract hepatitis B from your dentist from him touching his mouse.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
But I heard the virus can live on surfaces and then be transmitted via membranes in the mouth
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

virus spread like that is one in a billion chance.

his office manager most likely is also cleaning the mouse with a wipe between patients as well.