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?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Unrelated.: Throat infections occur whether or not you had dental work done.
1.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Orthodontics 54 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.
1.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dentistry 37 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.
1.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 24, 2020
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.