A 21-year-old female asked:
my problem started with a pain in my mouth. i found a black hole at the back of my mouth that was covered in white.there is swelling in my cheek. i have a sore throat on that side and now i also have pain in my ear. should i visit adoctor or a dentist?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Loury answered
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See ENT: See an ent. Most dentists don't do biopsies or remove lesions and refer to someone who does. An ENT can do both.
Answered on Aug 23, 2016
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered
39 years experience Dentistry
Dentist: Let a dentist evaluate you for any problems with your teeth. A black hole sounds like a large carious lesion. You may also have an abscess.
Answered on Jul 22, 2013
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