Can shingles affect gum and cause bone loss problems?

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Shingles is caused by the virus herpes zoster, which lives on the sensory nerves. It can affect any place on the body, including the mouth. So, yes, shingles can affect the gum. And, usually it doesn't cause bone loss problems. Only a few people with shingles have reported tooth loss.
I have had recurrent attacks of shingles for years and have had it twice in the roof of my mouth, apparently it's called Ramsey Hunt Syndrome when you get it in your mouth.
Yes, shingles could affect your gum. I was diagnosed as having shingles of my lower right gums by 2 different physicians years ago.
Yes, that's where the maxillary or mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve locates. Shingles rash goes along nerves.
No, this is unlikely to happen.
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