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Doctor insights on: Does Dental Work Such As Fillings And Extractions Cause Throat Infections Or Cause You To Spit Up Brown Mucus

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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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I had some dental work done and now I have some kind of infection in throat that makes me spit up brown mucus?

I had some dental work done and now I have some kind of infection in throat that makes me spit up brown mucus?

Throat Infection: The dental work you had done and the throat infection most likely are not associated. If you have a throat infection see your physician or a ear nose and throat specialist. Allowing it to continue may lead to something worse. ...Read more

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I have a sweet taste in mouth and sometimes cool taste I had blood test done normal. Doctor thinks from dental work. Dentist said filling leaked.

I have a sweet taste in mouth and sometimes cool taste I had blood test done normal. Doctor thinks from dental work. Dentist said filling leaked.

Sweet, cool taste: If filling"leaked"it needs to be replaced. If that doesn't solve problem may want to see specialists in Neurology, ENT, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Gastroenterology. Some detective work will have to be done. ...Read more

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Head laid way. Back while having dental fillings. 2 hours dental work. Next day. Pains running up back of neck when move certain ways. Should I see dr?

Head laid way. Back while having dental fillings. 2 hours dental work. Next day. Pains running up back of neck when move certain ways. Should I see dr?

Maybe: Consult first with the dr who performed the treatment to see if a referral is needed or what type of specialist you might want to see. There are a few different possible causes for your symptoms but the dr who treated you has more information then we do at this forum to guide you. ...Read more

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Dental freeze & filling Wed. Taste change since Thurs & burning tongue. Healthy gums, no sign of infection in mouth. Is this an allergy/intolerance?

Dental freeze & filling Wed. Taste change since Thurs & burning tongue. Healthy gums, no sign of infection in mouth. Is this an allergy/intolerance?

Burning tongue: If you had dental treatment on a lower tooth, your symptoms may be a residual effect of the injection.
Call your dentist, explain your symptoms.
You may need to be seen for an examination. ...Read more

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Can poor dental work cause bruxism? My friend swears it can. I just started grinding my teeth recently, and this friend says it might be because of the filling I got a few months ago. He says he got bruxism after a filling was too high on his tooth and it

Possible: A filling or crown that is too high can cause you to hit that spot first and grind. This can be very painful and cause sensitivity and even damage the tooth. Go back to the dentist and make sure the dental restorations are not too high. It might not even be poor dental work. Sometimes when you are numb, the patient doesn't bite down correctly and the dentist can't get the restoration adjusted. ...Read more

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I get a bitter taste in my mouth after eating and even after just brushing my teeth. What causes this? I also have mucus in my throat but am not sick

I get a bitter taste in my mouth after eating and even after just brushing my teeth. What causes this? I also have mucus in my throat but am not sick

Gum disease: Bitter taste can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This condition should be checked by a dentist. It is a painless condition, but can induce serious complication. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long should I wait to eat pizza and things like that when I have had dental work of filling and a tooth pulled?

I'm wondering how long should I wait to eat pizza and things like that when I have had dental work of filling and a tooth pulled?

Depends: Usually on how much you value not burning your mouth ;-). Anesthetic wears off in several hours--best to wait until then. Besides, if you had a tooth extracted, you won't be able to chew well on that side; if filled, the material shouldn't be used to chew for a short time. Best to wait until tomorrow when your protective reflexes are intact. ...Read more

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2 failed implants in under 3 years & 4 fillings need redone. Should I have dental review for prior dental work/dentist?

Dental review: Dental treatment can last a long time if done properly and maintained by the patient. Some patients are not ideal candidates for implants-smokers, diabetics, people with healing issues. Fillings can get recurrent decay around and under them over time. It is always your right to request a review. Check with your local dental society and inquire about Peer Review. ...Read more

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Will medicaid cover dental work (filling in cavities and wisdom teeth removal)?

Will medicaid cover dental work (filling in cavities and wisdom teeth removal)?

Location matters: Medicaid services are state services. With this said, every state is different. Most adult dentistry through medicaid is very minimal in its coverage. Call your provider to know the specifics for your particular needs. ...Read more

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When I brush my teeth I pull and spit out mucus from the back and mid of my throat and it seems where the back of the nose connect to the throat. Is this okay, safe or normal?

When I brush my teeth I pull and spit out mucus from the back and mid of my throat and it seems where the back of the nose connect to the throat. Is this okay, safe or normal?

Anatomy: The oral cavity and the nasal cavity connect in the back of your throat. That's why you can breath through your mouth or your nose. If you have a lot of mucus check with your primary care physician who may want you to see an ear/nose/throat specialist. ...Read more

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Can you have dental work done, root canal and fillings, while you are being treated for oral thrush?

Can you have dental work done, root canal and fillings, while you are being treated for oral thrush?

Wait 7-14 days: With proper medical treatment, most simple thrush infections can be cured in about 7 to 14 days. Most likely the infection may not return as long as you stay healthy and well nourished then get your dental treatment done. ...Read more

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Can myofacial dental pain/throbbing post root canal be due to old spinal injury? Q. Having more dental work done now. Will happen with fillings?

Can myofacial dental pain/throbbing post root canal be due to old spinal injury? Q. Having more dental work done now. Will happen with fillings?

No: The nerves to your teeth come from the trigeminal ganglion inside the skull, not from spinal nerves. That stated, some people with chronic pain on chronic opioids are more sensitive to pain coming from an acute new event than someone not on opioids. This is called opioid induced hyperalgesia. ...Read more

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Is cicp and medicaid pending enough coverage to see a dentist with no cost? I am in desperate need of teeth work! I have missing teeth, a filling just fell out etc. Also can one get their teeth whitened with out all the dental work done. You must think I

Is cicp and medicaid pending enough coverage to see a dentist with no cost? I am in desperate need of teeth work! I have missing teeth, a filling just fell out etc. Also can one get their teeth whitened with out all the dental work done. You must think I

Tough situation...: I am not sure of what is cicp. However, if everything is pending I do not see that to be sufficient to allow reimbursement to the dentist. I do understand your situation to some degree. It is very tough to get things for free. I would call your local dental society to request options for care; please do explain your situation to them. They may have resources for you to pursue. ...Read more

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I have chronic sinus infections & mild asthma. Recently I have occasional blood when I rinse my mouth. No cough. Not dental. Throat looks fine. Worry?

I have chronic sinus infections & mild asthma. Recently I have occasional blood when I rinse my mouth. No cough. Not dental. Throat looks fine. Worry?

Gingivitis?: You are on lots of airway maintenance drugs that can alter the ecology of your mouth. The Advair is a steroid that can also cause a shift in the bugs. Probably breathing through you mouth most of the day and night. This can dry out your gums and over react to the bacteria causing gingivitis (bleeding gums) See you dentist for treatment and suggested care. ...Read more

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Why do I get some thick saliva or mucus in my mouth and throat after brushing my teeth?

Why do I get some thick saliva or mucus in my mouth and throat after brushing my teeth?

Allergy?: Possible allergy to one or more ingredients in toothpaste.
Try an all-natural version from the health-food store. ...Read more

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Can amalgam fillings be the cause for a bacterial mouth infection?

Can amalgam fillings be the cause for a bacterial mouth infection?

No: Amalgam fillings, or even white composite fillings, are not the cause for a bacterial mouth infection. Inadequate oral hygiene is usually the cause, but you should see a dentist to rule out some other conditions, someof which can be serious. Call today. ...Read more

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I believe I have a abcess under one of my teeth but in the back of my mouth and my throat has red, white and sometimes dark patches, is it a infection?

Get it checked: It is very plausible that the infection is spreading to the surrounding areas and it must be taken seriously, please see a dentist asap, the infection can spread to the base of the brain as well. Get well. Dr mokbel, scdentalimplants. Com. ...Read more

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After wisdom tooth removal, is it necessary to have a dental filling in the extraction site?

After wisdom tooth removal, is it necessary to have a dental filling in the extraction site?

No: A dental filling is not placed in the extraction site. Depending on the size of the defect from the removal of the wisdom tooth, some extraction sites are grafted to help prevent a periodontal problem with an adjacent tooth. ...Read more

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Tooth infection in redone filling. Swelling and pain gone from amoxcilin. How long will this last till I have to get an extraction. No healthcare atm.?

Tooth infection in redone filling. Swelling and pain gone from amoxcilin. How long will this last till I have to get an extraction. No healthcare atm.?

A few days: You need to see a dentist for treatment. The antibiotic only suppresses the infection. The infected tooth is like an infected splinter, the source of the infection has to be removed. In the case of the tooth you will probably need root canal treatment or an extraction. Don't delay, infections in this area can spread to the brain and become life threatening. ...Read more

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27 days after 5 fillings wisdom tooth removal I still hurt from my throat to my ear my face hurts when I touch it 9 teeth in the lower jaw take turns?

27 days after 5 fillings wisdom tooth removal I still hurt from my throat to my ear my face hurts when I touch it 9 teeth in the lower jaw take turns?

See oral surgeon: See your oral surgeon asap. You may be developing a very serious infection. This is nothing to fool around with. Might simply be a dry socket, as well. This can easily be treated and you will feel better fast. Go get checked by the oral surgeon. ...Read more

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4 days after getting 5 fillings on right side my face hurts from cheek bone down throat from front teeth to ear and hard to swallow or talk?

4 days after getting 5 fillings on right side my face hurts from cheek bone down throat from front teeth to ear and hard to swallow or talk?

Check Bite: Return to your dentist and have him check your bite. Often when you are numb it is difficult to correct the bite. ...Read more

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4 fillings in June. Sensitive teeth, headaches, earaches, sore throat, post nasal drip, and slight chest and head congestion ever since (3 months)?

4 fillings in June. Sensitive teeth, headaches, earaches, sore throat, post nasal drip, and slight chest and head congestion ever since (3 months)?

2 unrelated issues: And should be treated separately. See your GP for headaches, earaches, sore throat, post nasal drip, chest and head congestion. You should see your DDS for sensitive teeth or other dental problems. ...Read more

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How safe were dental xrays in the 80s and 90s with regards to causing head and neck tumors of any type later on? Used for checkups, fillings, etc.

How safe were dental xrays in the 80s and 90s with regards to causing head and neck tumors of any type later on? Used for checkups, fillings, etc.

Extremely Safe: Exposure dose very, very low. Beam is collimated to keep exposed area small. Machines are calibrated and periodically inspected to ensure correct output. I am unaware of a single case of oral cancer every being directly attributed to diagnostic dental radiographs. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have mouth ulcer outbreak after a dental cleaning or cavity filling?

Is it normal to have mouth ulcer outbreak after a dental cleaning or cavity filling?

Not normal but...: Most people don't develope mouth sores following a dental appt. But it is possible.
The sore could be from the gloves rubbing against a spot in you mouth or if there were cotton rolls or gauze sponges place there while working in there. We all have the bacteria and viruses that can cause sores and sometimes just getting dental work awakens them or makes an "opening" for their entrance. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more