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Hello d12345 and thanks for your post. It sounds like you’ve been through a lot.  

Cold sores and canker sores and cold sores are not the same thing. Canker sores are less serious and while they can be quite painful they are generally not a serious concern.

Cold sores, on the other hand, are a form of oral herpes, are more serious and require more treatment, such as anti-viral medications. Some dental practices are now using a laser type treatment but reports on the value of this type of treatment are mixed. Oral herpes and genital herpes come from different viruses. It is not clear what type of biopsy you may have had and you may want to seek clarification on that. While cold sores are not generally considered a life-threatening condition they can be quite harmful for anyone with an immune system disorder. It would probably be worthwhile to visit your dentist again or, if you are not satisfied with the treatment you have had so far, you may want to seek a dentist who specializes in this area and can help you be sure to continue to enjoy playing the trumpet and enjoying life.



May 31, 2018 - 4:34pm


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