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A 22-year-old male asked:

Hi! could my nightgaurd be causing my sore throat? my ent said i have pharyngitis we couldn't tell why. pharyngitis started painless, now it is.

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Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Possibly: Your night guard may be a carrier causing you to develop low-grade infection of the pharynx, either bacterial or fungal. I suggest sterilizing the night guard by whatever method will not harm the guard.
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