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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have flesh- colored lumps above tonsil, white lumps on tonsil (on one side), as well as pain & irritation. could this be related to tooth infection?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Possibly: But somewhat unlikely. Sounds like a possible tonsillar infection. Good luck.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Unlikely: This is more typical on a tonsil or throat infection rather than a tooth problem. See your primary care physician.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Tonsil stones: A problem of white clogs on tonsils bothers many people. This is often accompanied by fever, painful swallowing throat discomfort, irritation and bad breath. Minor infections of the tonsils can usually be treated with home care. If your symptoms are causing a great deal of discomfort or you are experiencing a fever, time to see your doctor. It is not related to a tooth infection.
Last updated Sep 29, 2017


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