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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Possible STD in the mouth

05/06/2009

Question:

hello i recently had oral sex when i was drunk with a stranger. I have now found that i have 2 lumps in my mouth. I`m very afraid that these may be caused by a STD. However, i do have braces so it could just be off them grinding off my cheeks

Answer:

The only way to be sure that you do not have an STD is to be examined by your physician and be tested. The bumps in your mouth may or may not have anything to do with an STD. If they appeared right after your encounter, they are more likely to have been caused by your braces. However, to be safe, visit your physician and explain what happened. If any tests are needed, your physician can arrange for them to be done.

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Response by:

D Stanley Sharples, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University