A 21-year-old female asked:
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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?

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Dr. Mark Loury
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
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Mouth sore: Definitely an ENT surgeon. You may need a biopsy.
Answered on Jul 30, 2017
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