A member asked:

A week ago i received a filling of a lower molar which had a 50/50 shot of needing a root canal. i have not had any pain; however, over the past two days my throat has been bothering me. should i be worried about infection even without any tooth pain?

7 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Christine Hom answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Unrelated.: Throat infections occur whether or not you had dental work done.

Answered 3/24/2020


Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Watch: But don't worry. Probably coincidental. If symptoms worsen inform both your Dentist and your Physician to see if additional evaluation/treatment is recommended.

Answered 3/23/2016


Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Unrelated: Your sore throat and tooth are not related. Follow up" with your dentist if your tooth becomes painful. Follow up with your primary care for your throat if you eyed to.

Answered 11/28/2017



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