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OliviaB80

Could I have contracted herpes?

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OliviaB80

Hello, I’ve recently been to the dentist, and I think the patient before me had a cold sore (not sure though, could be my imagination) and she was going to have her tooth taken out. The dentist gave her local anesthesia and while they were waiting for her to get numb, I look over and see her spit in the “sink” they have there. However it didn’t look like she spit out water, looked more like just spit (sorry for being gross). After her procedure,  they immediately had me sit down for mine, so I dont think they changed the plastic cup they put next to the sink. Anyway, after my procedure (teeth cleaning) was done, the dentist told me to rinse my mouth and pressed a button which seemed to put water in the cup next to the sink. Without thinking I took it and rinsed my mouth and spit it out as I was told. After I left the dentist I started thinking about the patient before me and I’ve been freaking out ever since. I’ve been reading whatever I can find online and there are different opinions on sharing utensils. It’s only been a day since this happened and I’ve heard it takes 2-10 days to show up and I can’t do anything because I’m too stressed out over this. I keep getting itchy around my mouth but I think it’s because I keep thinking about it. Could I have contracted cold sores? 

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WilsoInAus

No you cannot contact the cold sore virus in the manner you describe.

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