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Does gingivitis cause a sore throat?

Does gingivitis cause a sore throat?

No: Gingivitis is an infection of the gums by bacteria. Your gums may be bleeding or tender. If your throat is sore you may have strep throat or a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more


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Can pre gingivitis cause irrated tonsils, sore throats, feel like cuts in my mouth symp but no cuts? Stye? But all go away.

Can pre gingivitis cause irrated tonsils, sore throats, feel like cuts in my mouth symp but no cuts? Stye? But all go away.

Per gingivitis??: Gingivitis is inflammation in the gum due to plaque and bacteria. There is no such thing as " pre gingivitis" gingivitis is reversible with dental cleaning and flossing and brushing. No relationship to sore throat. ...Read more

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Can a sore throat start a gum infection?

Can a sore throat start a gum infection?

The other way around: Gum disease is usually caused by bacterial or viral infection. At one point it could spread down to the throat causing what we call strep throat or sore throat ...Read more

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Sore throat and swollen gums?

Sore throat and swollen gums?

Viral: Possibly viral infection given the season. Allergy is another consideration. If you have other symptoms, please relay those. ...Read more

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Is there an STD that causes a sore throat and gum pain?

Is there an STD that causes a sore throat and gum pain?

Yep: Syphillis is one std that causes sores. They are called chancres. They can be located anywhere in the mouth. Go see a doctor and a round of antibiotics could clear up the whole problem. Just don't have any physical contact with anyone until you are cleared. Not a nice "gift" to give to others. ...Read more

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Hole in back of gum and sore throat?

Hole in back of gum and sore throat?

Sore throat: A hole in the gum is suggestive of a primary problem with the teeth. I could represent a cavity of the tooth with erosion of bone and early abscess formation. It could be from a tooth socket that is communicating with the sinuses. Either way, you really need to see a dentist and possibly and ENT if there is involvement of the upper or lower jaw bone and possibly sinuses if in the upper jaw. ...Read more

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I recently performed oral and two days later and I have gum boils and a sore throat. I'm hoping it's just a cold?

I recently performed oral and two days later and I have gum boils and a sore throat. I'm hoping it's just a cold?

Get checked: In the absence of any other cold symptoms such as cough, congestion, runny nose, sneezing, headache, fever, etc., I would be very concerned about std, which you absolutely can get in your mouth after oral sex. You should get tested, and use a dental dam or other barrier in the future. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on gum above tooth no redness or pain and I also have a sore throat. What could it be?

I have a white spot on gum above tooth no redness or pain and I also have a sore throat. What could it be?

See below: Could be totally unrelated, see your dentist for a definitive diagnosis, if not dentally related will be referred to your MD. ...Read more

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Swollen sore throat, migranes, swollen gums and a high fever? What causes this?

Swollen sore throat, migranes, swollen gums and a high fever? What causes this?

Viral infection: These symptoms may be caused by an oral herpetic infection. It is best to see your dentist or physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Sometime I find blood in my phlegm, I'm sure it's not from my gums. I don't cough or have sore throat, I don't smoke either. Should I be worry?

Sometime I find blood in my phlegm, I'm sure it's not from my gums. I don't cough or have sore throat, I don't smoke either. Should I be worry?

Yes: Bleeding is one of your body's ways of telling you that there's a serious problem. Have you seen a Periodontist, a gum specialist, to rule out gum disease? If do you need to see a Pulmonologist and an ENT. Please do not delay. ...Read more

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I have sore throat on one side, and sore gum and cheek on the same side. My mouth has also been sore all over. Also seem to have clear dots on tongue.

I have sore throat on one side, and sore gum and cheek on the same side. My mouth has also been sore all over. Also seem to have clear dots on tongue.

Probably viral: This is probably a viral infection. When a virus infects it can invade multiple types of muscosal cells...gingiva, esophageal, tonsillar etc. Don't panic too much about the dots you see...the tongue is very vascular, colonized with every bacteria and fungus and has odd type cells if you look close enough. When it gets inflamed it can take quite abnormal and serious. Rest, fluids and time now. ...Read more

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My right lower gum is in pain and both of my inside cheeks are swollen, and I have a sore throat and runny nose.

See dentist then MD: If your gums are in pain, you may want to see a dentist first to evaluate your teeth for a source of infection.
It's unusual for strep to cause sore throat and runny nose and gum pain, so a likely cause for this is a viral syndrome. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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5 yr old complaining since 10/28 of all over pain had sore throat no fever and little diahrea. Has a gum abcess dr thinks amoxcillan reaction help?

5 yr old complaining since 10/28 of all over pain had sore throat no fever and little diahrea. Has a gum abcess dr thinks amoxcillan reaction help?

Pain: Pain may be due to a viral illness. Have him take warm baths and Ibuprofen for pain relief. The gum abscess may or may not be part of his illness. Also make sure he doesn't have dental caries. ...Read more

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I've been having high fever, sore throat and now have canker sores and sensitive gums. Any guidance?

I've been having high fever, sore throat and now have canker sores and sensitive gums. Any guidance?

Herpangina: You have either herpangina or acute leukemia. It's probably not the latter but a low neutrophil count that occurs in certain immune system cancers like leukemia can present with the kinds of symptoms that you are describing. Don't panic. Things often sound worse in their description than they are on inspection. You do need to see your physician for a complete history & physical examination. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more