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Herpes on Gums

What does herpes on your gums look/feel like?
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usually red and open sores and on multiple areas of the gums.

grace
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if i've had a few white bumps on my gums, but they aren't open, and i've had them for a while, do you think it might be herpes?
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no I do not think that they are herpes. see your medical provider or your dentist for better answers.
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Thank you, I will. How long do herpes outbreaks on gums usually last?
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the initial one would last a week or two and then be healed and gone.
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and would it be painful? because the bumps on my gums don't hurt at all.
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yes it would be painful and you'd have problems eating because of mouth pain.
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Hi Grace,

now i have about two medium sized sores on the gums behind where my wisdom teeth should be. They are whitish/yellowish in color and are somewhat painful. The area around them (and they are about a cm or two apart) is also pretty red. How can I tell whether these are canker sores or cold sores?

Thanks, I really appreciate you answering all my questions.
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see your provider for an exam.
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