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Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123

Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

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How Do Cold Sores Affect Your Oral Health?

Posted on 9/5/2022 by Evan
How Do Cold Sores Affect Your Oral Health?Several indications and symptoms might appear when you have a cold. Around the mouth, some people get sores. Some can be uncomfortable when one tries to open their mouths to speak or eat because they are painful or itchy. Additionally, they might be a major hindrance when conversing, thus some people choose to cover their mouths with a piece of fabric. They do not leave a mark and heal in about two to four weeks.

What Causes A Cold Sore?

The sides of your mouth are where cold sores usually develop. They can be brought on by a virus or fever, stress, exhaustion, hormonal changes, such as those experienced by women who are about to start menstruating, immune system changes, and excessive wind and sun exposure. Most often, one of the following symptoms is present: fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, headache, and muscle aches. These are the symptoms of a cold as well. They both emerge at about the same time and leave at the same time. A person will feel a burning and itchy feeling around their lips prior to them happening. Then afterward a day or two later, little fluid-filled blisters develop. Later, they seep and the surface starts to crust.

What Are the Effects on Oral Health?

They may itch or burn, making it difficult for a person to fully brush their teeth. They can occasionally prevent someone from opening their mouth fully. This can result in a poor breath when they are at the tip of the lips. When the liquid within oozes, it should also be wiped out because it could result in bad breath. To prevent getting sick and developing cold sores, we suggest you take good care of yourself.

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Jefferson Call, DMD and Dix Densley, DDS believe that the better informed their patients are, the better their decisions about dental care can be. With this blog, they hope to inform and empower our readers in their oral health. - See more
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