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Can A Cold Sore Make Teeth Hurt
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
It hurts to open my mouth because of a cold sore, but I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. Should i cancel it?
No: You can call them and ask them about your situation but your dentist maybe able to help you with your cold sore as well. ...Read more
The corner of my lip is super dry and chapped. It hurts to open my mouth i think maybe it's a cold sore but i'm not sure. How do I make it go away?
Angular Cheilitis: There is a condition called cheilitis where lesions develop in the corners of the mouth and they can be persistent. They can be from lip-licking, nutrient deficiencies, dry mouth etc. These can become subject to opportunistic infections. Using a topical antibiotic and discouraging harmful behaviors (lip licking) may help. ...Read more
Hello, I have this cluster of blisters in the corner of my mouth. It came up quickly. It looks like a cold sore, however, it doesn't hurt or tingle. ?
I have new dentures I was hurting so I went to put orajel in my mouth accidently put camphor phenol cold sore med in mouth will it hurt me?
No: It probably not have the desired pain-relieving effect, but it should not do you any harm. If you feel your denture is rubbing sore spots on your gums, or hitting too hard on certain teeth, see your dentist for an adjustment. This is very common with new dentures, as they can be challenging to get used to at first. ...Read more
I have a cold sore and around my mouth itches bad. It is swollen as well. I also have a knot under my chin that hurts. I have a slight fever as well. ?
Oral herpes: This sounds like a fairly severe oral herpes infection, probably your first one, right? Not a reucrrent cold sore? You should be on an anti-herpes drug by mouth, such as valacyclovir or acyclovir. Discuss with doctor ASAP; treatment must be started early to do any good. Have PCR test for HSV and start Rx even if the diagnosis isn't certain; if not herpes, it won't do any harm. Good luck! ...Read more
Blister on the inside of my mouth and if i smile or grin it hurts a little. Is it a cold sore or canker sore?
Your Dentist Knows: Cold sores (herpes simplex 1) are usually red and on the surrounding tissues of the mouth. Canker sores (aplthous ulcers) are generally white and on thesoft tissue inside the mouth. Your dentist is trained to tell the difference. Both are made worse by stress & will recur. Herpes is a virus, aphthous is believed to be autoimmune in nature. See your dentist to be sure you know what you have. ...Read more
I don't think I've ever had a cold sore, however due to the cold weather my lips have cracked and I have a sore area towards the corner of my mouth on the top of the bottom lip which isn't visible when my mouth is shut! It only hurts when I touch it, howe
Angular cheilitis: You probably have angular cheilitis. You could apply petroleum jelly or aquaphor to this and your lips frequently. If no improvement consider a topical antifungal like miconazole or even a topical antibiotic since it might be secondarily infected by either yeast or bacteria. ...Read more
My 11-year-old daughter has a bleeding cold sore on the roof of her mouth, which appears pale, with other small sores. One side of her throat hurts.
I have a cold sore on my upper lift and think I may be catching a cold can a cold sore cause pain on my two front teeth?
I've had a cold sore on my lip for 3 or 4 days. I was eating and my teeth grazed my cold sore a bit. Any chance it spreads to the inside my mouth?
I've had a cold sore (hsv1) on my lower lip for 4 days. I was eating a sandwich and my teeth slightly grazed the sore. Will it spread inside my mouth?
Misinformed?: First one cannot get get a second infection from the same virus one has already gotten. Herpes does not 'spread' or migrate. Second, having a sore does not in any way predict you are shedding virus and are even contagious. We now know that viral shedding is unpredictable and has zero correlation to having or not having sores. ...Read more
I have a cold sore on my lower lip ( middle) that I do get from time to time. I also notice a small, painful (movable) lump right on my jaw right under my teeth. Just wondering if there was any correlation w the cold sores and that. ?
Possibly: May be lymph node, acting as a trap for infection. May be as response to cold sore or other sources of infection. Report your concerns to your Dentist. Schedule an appointment to have lump evaluated. ...Read more
Around 4 weeks ago I broke up with my boyfriend. I was quite anxious - not eating or sleeping well and I started biting my bottom lip - not hard - just holding it with my top teeth. I now have a blister (not a cold sore) that wont heal?
History?: Has this happened before. If no resolution, I recommend a dental visit to determine the source and diagnosis for treatment. ...Read more
Two teeth removed and the procedure lasted from anywhere to 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Next day I had a scab on the corner of my mouth which I figured came from having my mouth open for such a long period of time. Picked scab and now have cold sore. ?
My gums are sore also the tip of my tongue and the gums appear to be red.. There is no bleeding when i brush my teeth and no ulcers or cold sore. ?
Cold sores result from an infection of the herpes simplex virus. They are often very painful and can cause referred pain to different areas of the mouth, teeth and gums.
You should check with your dentist to make sure it is the cold sore that is causing the tooth pain and not the tooth itself. ...Read more
My 3 year old son came out of the bathroom with my husband' s tooth brush in his mouth. My husband currently has a cold sore! can he get the virus?
I have a large cold sore, swollen glands in my neck and sever mouth/tooth pain. What is going on and what doctor do I see?
Your dentist: This could all be related to the "cold sore" but with what you are saying about the tooth pain. You could have multiple problems as in a cold sore affecting your swollen glands but it could be an abcessed tooth which is producing bacterial infection and possibly that is causing the glands to swell. Bottom line see your dentist. ...Read more
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Is it common to get a first cold sore on the edge of the mouth and also have none of the first time symtoms?
Ans: Yes well remember canker sores are viruses. You can get a small outbreak of 1 or 2. And they will resolve in a few days or so. If you get them regularly and multiple you may want to see your doctor for medication ...Read more
Try this: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. ...Read more
Very common: Depending on the study, between 30% an 80% of population have the herpes virus. There is no way to know how you got it. There are prescription drugs that an be applied, but lysine does very well in most patients in suppressing herpes and perhaps other viruses. This is available at most health food stores and is very safe, but perhaps not as rapidly effective as the prescription drugs. ...Read more
See a periodontist:
You need to find out if the sore is viral or bacterial in nature so that the proper medication can be prescribed
in the meantime go to the drugstore and get an over the counter ointment that treats cold sores to cover and protect the sore area. ...Read more
Cold Sore: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more
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