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herpes sores on gums

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See a dentist: You need to see a dentist to evaluate these sores and then discuss what they are. Herpes are certainly one possibility, but there are many others.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
53 years experience Prosthodontics
Duration of Herpes: The duration of the Herpes Virus varies from patient to patient. Maybe dependent on immunity level, intensity of gingivitis and frequency of exacerbat ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
10-14 days: It will take about 10 to 14 days before the sores completely heal.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Canker sores: The best way to find out what is going on is to see a dentist or oral,surgeon. They can tell you if it is just canker sores or herpes or something el ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
42 years experience Dentistry
Common occurrence : Gingivostomatitis is the long name for a condition that results in a very sore mouth. It's caused by a viral infection( herpes simplex virus) and is c ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not herpes: Your symptoms could be new oral herpes, but not typical; usually sores would occur by now. Definitely do not take valacyclovir, at least not yet: if y ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Seriously......: These situations require a patient to be personally seen by a physician. Not even the best website\internet service\health care website\diagnostic hea ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably: Probably. Your doc should prescribe antiviral medication. See https://www.cda-adc.ca/jcda/vol-68/issue-4/247.pdf
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes: Yes. Of course. Herpes will affect the area one got exposed to this virus.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: HSV type 1is a conditions that can affect your mouth and cause facial pain while an active lesion is exist. There no cure for HSV infection and often ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
White bumps: Could be aphthous ulcers, but that's just a guess. You have to see your Dentist to determine which of the hundreds of white bumps you actually have.
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