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Do oral herpes cause white spots on gums?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stanley Halpern
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Oral herpes can cause white or red spots and small ulcers in your mouth.

In brief: Possibly

Oral herpes can cause white or red spots and small ulcers in your mouth.
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In brief: Probably not but..

Yes recurrent oral herpes can occur in the mouth.
In otherwise healthy patients it always occurs on the gums or palate.... This is one if the ways the dentist differentiates it from canker sores, which occur on the loose tissues if the mouth. However, it does not typically look like white spots but are one or more small ulcerations that are uncomfortable and can last a week ir di.

In brief: Probably not but..

Yes recurrent oral herpes can occur in the mouth.
In otherwise healthy patients it always occurs on the gums or palate.... This is one if the ways the dentist differentiates it from canker sores, which occur on the loose tissues if the mouth. However, it does not typically look like white spots but are one or more small ulcerations that are uncomfortable and can last a week ir di.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Not likely

HSV-1 blisters can occur on many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and not on your gums.
Canker sore is a better possibility.

In brief: Not likely

HSV-1 blisters can occur on many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and not on your gums.
Canker sore is a better possibility.
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Dr. Husam Bezreh
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: The may

Herpes can manifest in different ways orally, white spots are possible, but are not the most common.
Redness is the most common way for herpes to affect the gums.

In brief: The may

Herpes can manifest in different ways orally, white spots are possible, but are not the most common.
Redness is the most common way for herpes to affect the gums.
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