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Are gum sores from smoking (white gums) considered contagious?

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Dr. Don Millner
42 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Possibly!: If smoking has irritated your gums, it is possible that a latent virus, like herpes, has become active. If so, another person coming in contact with your.Gums, possibly through kissing, can become exposed to the virus.
Answered on Feb 13, 2020

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