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can wisdom teeth can cause flu like symptoms?

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Dr. Jaime Quejada
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Especially if they have become infected.
Answered on Sep 13, 2019
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
40 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Wisdom teeth: If the teeth and or the gum tissue surrounding the wisdom teeth becomes infected, you could experience a fever. Your immune system would be compromised so you may be really tired aw well.
Answered on Sep 13, 2019
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, but: Yes, but only when associated with local symptoms like pain and swelling. You will not get flu like symptoms from wisdom teeth without local inflammation. For best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/xrays/recommendations.
Answered on Sep 13, 2019
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Any type of infection including the above can cause: fever, chills, achiness, nausea, abd pain, fatigue. Flu like symptoms.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
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No: Except for maybe soreness on swallowing, and a decreased desire to eat for a few days. There should be no fevers, chills, congestion, malaise, bowe ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Always possible...: ... but her surgeon assessed her and said no infection, right? She may have actually caught the flu.
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Dr. Francine Mosley
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Not too likely.: Until the gums are healed completely, there will be some risk of dry socket occuring from sucking. But the real risk is within the first 48*-72* and i ... Read More
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