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I have a dentist appointment set for tomorrow for a wisdom tooth extraction. However, just today I woke up and noticed I had two cold sores, can the dentist still treat me or do I have to re schedule?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Cold sore

Call the dentist and report your cold sore.
They may still be able to do the extraction.

In brief: Cold sore

Call the dentist and report your cold sore.
They may still be able to do the extraction.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

yes

In brief: Yes

yes
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cold Sores

i would suspect that they may want to wait.
I would call first thing in the morning or go if it's first thing and let them know. They will tell you what to do.

In brief: Cold Sores

i would suspect that they may want to wait.
I would call first thing in the morning or go if it's first thing and let them know. They will tell you what to do.
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry

In brief: Depends

Why dont you call the dentist and see how he or she feels about it?

In brief: Depends

Why dont you call the dentist and see how he or she feels about it?
Dr. Alan Zweig
Dr. Alan Zweig
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Can have extraction

Take 2 Gram Valacyclovir.

In brief: Can have extraction

Take 2 Gram Valacyclovir.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Call to reschedule

This can delay healing and cause an infection.
You will need to give your oral surgery office a call to reschedule your appointment.

In brief: Call to reschedule

This can delay healing and cause an infection.
You will need to give your oral surgery office a call to reschedule your appointment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Call the Dentist

The more complex the procedure, the more probable the treating Dentist or Oral Surgeon will want to reschedule.
Call their office now to ask their advice. They know your situation best and are therefore best able to advise you.

In brief: Call the Dentist

The more complex the procedure, the more probable the treating Dentist or Oral Surgeon will want to reschedule.
Call their office now to ask their advice. They know your situation best and are therefore best able to advise you.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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