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Is it normal to acquire tonsillitis after having teeth extracted

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis; Teeth: There is no evidence to suggest that having teeth extracted increases the risk of tonsil infections.
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: No that is not a normal sequela.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
36 years experience Dentistry
No: After extraction of teeth removal, one may experience pain and swelling, which usually resolves in a few days.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
No: Not in my experience. Either it is unrelated or you are merely sore in that general area if the teeth being removed were way back in your mouth near ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Uncommon: These are unrelated conditions. It's just bad luck that you caught this bug right as you were recovering from your infection.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not related: See your physician to check your tonsils, and your dentist to check your teeth, but these are two unrelated conditions.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. M Jones
Dr. M Jones answered
25 years experience Dentistry
Post-Op Sensation: It is normal to have some sensitivity in the area of the extraction for several weeks after the extraction. Depending on the complexity of the extrac ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: Swelling, bleeding, and pain are not normal. See your Physician or an ENT about infected tonsils. See your Dentist or Periodontist about post-brushi ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Contact oral surgeon: I would contact your oral surgeon. If you don't have any symptoms from your wisdom teeth - often times elective surgeries are postponed until the pers ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It really is not.
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Penicillin: Can be from the medicine, should go away in day or two after finishing the antibiotics.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mouth ulcers: Doesn't sound like tonsillitis. Sounds like 'aphthous ulcers' or 'canker sores' that can be caused by nutritional or vitamin deficiency, weakened imm ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Examination: You should start by seeing your own primary care physician for an in office evaluation. If he/she thinks it's appropriate, you may be referred to ... Read More

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