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Can Bad Teeth Cause Sore Throat
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Possible: A sore throat is usually a result of bacterial or viral infection. It's possible that a 'bad' tooth has an infection at the base of the root and gets into the bloodstream and then settles in the throat. I would recommend seeing a dentist to get your teeth evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Of course: The most common complaint associated with impacted wisdom teeth is pain. It is not unusual that a patient may have terrible headache, soreness or pain in the back part of the jaw, ear ache. Also sore throat, sinus or pain in the side of the face. It's called heterotopic pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Impacted&rotten wisdom teeth, can it cause sore throat, ear pain, jaw pain?Mainly sore throat at back of mouth(annoying). Always swallowing thick mucous
I have bruxism pretty bad. Ear pain sore gums etc.. Can bruxism cause acid reflux? Will my mouth gard help my symptoms soon?
Yes: The bacteria or virus that affect your sinuses could affect your throat. Also, your nose produces a liter of post-nasal drainage a day in its attempts to cleans the air we breathe, preparing it for the lungs, by the sweeping mechanism of the cilia of the nasal lining. The cilia sweep the secretions back to the throat so your throat can get irritated, causing trouble swallowing. ...Read more
That depends: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Definitely, yes: A tooth abscess infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, ears and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Chances are there is some infection going on in the gum tissue around these teeth. At her age if the teeth are just starting to come in, chances are she doesn't have enough room for them. She should see her dentist about having them removed. She may also need an antibiotic to help with the infection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Retainers/bad breath: May be associated if optimum oral/retainer hygiene not practiced. Brush teeth 2x/day for 2 full minutes. Floss daily. Brush retainers 2x/day w soft t'brush but do not use t'paste on retainers. Place retainers into Denture Cleaner daily, follow package instructions. If you do all of these steps and bad breath persists, see the Dentist or Orthodontist who made your retainers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections: Many infections, both viral and bacterial, can cause throat pain and spleen enlargement. EBV virus (Mononucleosis) is a viral infection that can cause these symptoms, and more, but usually the spleen will not get large for at least a week or two after the onset of the illness. Spleen enlargement should always prompt follow up with your physician. ...Read more
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