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Can oral herpes cause sore gums?

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Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

A primary herpes simplex virus in infants in children can cause significant soreness of all the tissues within the mouth.
Recurrent oral herpes lesions occur more commonly on the exterior lips, but occasionally cause lesions on the gums and the hard palate.

In brief: Yes

A primary herpes simplex virus in infants in children can cause significant soreness of all the tissues within the mouth.
Recurrent oral herpes lesions occur more commonly on the exterior lips, but occasionally cause lesions on the gums and the hard palate.
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