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can bad teeth cause sore throat

A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
13 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Short answer yes: These symptoms can be caused by bad teeth, specifically dental abscess or infection. The could also be caused by other issues. I would highly recomm ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Infection spreads rapidly. then longer you delay treatment, the less that can be done to fix your problem, the more expensive the repairs.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Possible: A sore throat is usually a result of bacterial or viral infection. It's possible that a 'bad' tooth has an infection at the base of the root and gets ... Read More
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Yes, it can.: When a tooth is "bad" (cavity), it can house tens of thousand times as many bacteria as a healthy tooth by simply having more space inside its hard to ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is possible: Not only a sore throat, but infection from a tooth can travel throughout your whole body. If the cause comes from your teeth, the problem will be solv ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possibly: A badly decayed or periodontally involved tooth can cause a sore throat if a posterior tooth. Swallowing infected secretions can cause GI upset. It sh ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Unlikely: If the teeth have been chronically infected for a long enough time, you may be getting some systemic symptoms, but it is likely they are coincidental. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
No: Not unless they are getting infected.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Cold Symptoms: Runny nose, cough, and fever would not be caused by the eruption of your wisdom teeth.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: You can try gently stretching your mouth open 3x per day and if you see no improvement, see a dentist with training in how to diagnose tmd.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Halitosis: Consult your doctor to manage sore throat and advice if there is connection with infection and bad breath.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Go back to dentist: No, this is not the rule, but rather the exception. You must be examined to determine what is going on and since it may be infectious it would be wis ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See your physician: The bad breath is related to the sore throat. You should see your physician. He can test to make sure you do not have a strep infection, and prescri ... Read More
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