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Is herpes on roof of mouth common?

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Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 32 years experience
Common: Herpes simplex virus - 1 (oral herpes) infections are common in the United States. About 68 % of the population are carriers of the virus. This infection is less common on the palate than on the lips. Once it happens, this infection tends to reoccur in the same place. This virus remains lodged and inactive (latent) in the relay houses (ganglion) of the nerve branches acting up two- three times/yr.
Dr. Jamielynn Hanam-jahr
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes.: Especially when it occurs just around the time you have had another viral infection such as the cold or the flu.

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Last updated Mar 15, 2019

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