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A 27-year-old female 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?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Unrelated.: Throat infections occur whether or not you had dental work done.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
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.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
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.

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