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A 29-year-old male asked:

i got a sore throat few days after a difficult molar extraction. i'm on antibiotics and i don't have fever or cough but i can't eat/drink because of my sore throat. what should i do?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice : If you have a sore throat longer than 2 days you should be seen. Possibly a yeast infection from the antibiotics.
Dr. Gary Moore
Dentistry 35 years experience
Common issue- : Your sore throat is probably due to the swelling from the extraction site. Stay on any prescribed medication, you should see an improvement within 2-3 days.
Dr. Martin Hirsch
Dentistry 49 years experience
Normal reaction: This is probably a normal reaction to a difficult extraction. You may have had an infection in the area and that caused your lymph glands to swell or your throat to get inflamed. Give it another few days.

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