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Is having a toothache a symptom of oral herpes

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Not generally: Oral herpes simplex infection usually presents as blisters which break down and form shallow tender ulcers on the lips and areas of the oral linings (... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
No: Toothaches typically occur from tooth decay, tooth fracture or exposed tooth surfaces (often from gum line recession exposing root surfaces). But---s... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
Dentistry 9 years experience
Generally NO: Usually no, however the oral herpes will make your mouth sore and the referred discomfort can feel like a toothache.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Referred: Possibly referred pain,but not common. If toothache persists after resolution of herpetic lesion, see DDS.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hernan Quintero
Dentistry 16 years experience
NO: There are many types of ulcers that can be seen in the oral mucosa. They can be a product of stress, trauma, or a immunodeficiency among others. But... Read More
Dr. Samuel Mckenna
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 38 years experience
Ulcers not herpes: Recurrent oral ulcers are usually not from the herpes virus. There are many different causes of oral ulcers but the most common is the well known "ca... Read More
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Not always: Oral herpes is one of many causes of oral ulcers. For some ulcers, we cannot find a cause. It is impossible to diagnose the cause of the ulcers with... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
May feel ill w first: Herpes simplex virus experience. At the time of initial herpes simplex virus type 1 infection a person may have fever, weakness, sore throat, painful... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Usually not: Oral herpes lesions are seen on the lips and inside the mouth or what we call you mucosal surfaces. They are not going to cause itching in your neck.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Yes. Latency is 3-6d: Any contact with an active herpes lesion (cold sore, wart, etc.) can lead to transmission of the herpes simplex virus, so yes it is possible to get or... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Unlikely : But not impossible. Even if the individual you shared a spoon with did not have an active outbreak, the virus could still be shedding and contactable.... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Hours or days: If you become infected for the first time the symptoms are usually the most severe because your immune system has never been exposed to the virus. Mos... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Oral herpes?: Herpes I and II are very contagious but symptoms a "day after exposure" may occur from previous contact, not the current one. Stress, either emotional... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Don Millner
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Less likely.: While far more transmittable when large open sores are present, it is less likely to be transmitted during its latent, asymptomatic period. Interest... Read More

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