A 48-year-old member asked:
are there any stds that make your teeth gums hurt?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Orthodontics 40 years experience
STD's and Gums: Yes - there are. Gonorrhea, syphilis and herpes can cause gums to swell and hurt when you eat or drink certain foods, particularly those that are acidic in nature. Please get checked by your physician first to be sure that you are healthy, and then get referred to an oral surgeon and/or oral pathologic for an accurate diagnosis!
Last updated May 20, 2019
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