2. Gingivostomatitis is Usually Caused by a Virus

The most common form comes from the herpes virus, which is why you will sometimes hear it called "herpetic" gingivostomatitis. When this is the cause, the culprit is HSV-1, the same strain of herpes that causes oral cold sores. Another virus that can cause gingivostomatitis is coxsackievirus, which also affects primarily children, and causes similar symptoms.

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