I was wondering: What Happens If You Have a Cold Sore on Your Gum ? I have a cold sore on my upper gum on top of my teeth. And I'm not sure if I'm either growing a tooth or it's just a blister but I'm scared it'll effect anything. Does it mean I have gingivities? Or anything that'll effect my teeth and mouth. And also if I kiss anybody with a cold sore, what will they get? How can I get rid of cold sore?
If you also have a cold sore and want to get rid of it , then this will help you out. But first what is cold sore and how can you get it? Cold sore is caused by one of the herpes virus family, and as a virus, you can't really stop it. However, a number of over-the-counter lip creams like Lipactin ease the situation by acting as a moisturizer and helping prevent the virus from spreading. It'll go in a few days. It seems we never really get rid of the virus – it can flare up again months later once more. I find the key is starting to apply the cream the moment I begin to feel that odd tingling sensation before the sore erupts.
If your cold sore lasts longer than 7-10 days or doesn't improve in that time, definitely visit your dentist. Cold sores are viral so you might not want to take a chance on passing it on. Also, if you get chronic cold sores, it may be caused by eating too many acidic foods (oranges, tomato sauce) or by using toothpaste high in Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS).
I have braces and get cold sores all the time!(I have 5 right now!) Just go to walgreens or some and by so stuff to put on it. It turns into a ball, and they have to do an operation. My friend got one. I've used SM33 in gel form – this is the one to use for mouth ulcers etc. It puts a film over the top and keeps it drier. I remember reading that cold sores are caused by a virus that is difficult to kill, so it keeps coming back.
I tried cutting a sliver of raw garlic and holding that against the cold sore. It did sting for a few seconds but I did that several times a day for a couple of days. It healed quickly and although I have felt the “tingle” since it has not come back for a while now.