A 37-year-old female asked:
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Can you have herpes inside the mouth? I have a painful ulcer on the right side inner cheek. I've had canker sores This ulcer is smaller n more painful

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Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
Yes: You absolutely can have oral herpes. Except for the initial episode the location is always on the firmer or "attached" tissue, such as the roof of the mouth or areas close to the teeth. Often they appear at first as small circular lesions which expand and coalesce into a bigger lesion. Typically a response to increased stress of some kind - food,liquid,trauma, lack of sleep, being rundown, etc.
Answered on May 25, 2018
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