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Lawrenceville, GA
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 answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
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.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
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.
Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 37 years experience
Mouth sore: Definitely an ENT surgeon. You may need a biopsy.

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