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Throat Swollen After Cavities Filled
I had a cavity filled 8 months ago and my cheek under my eye is still a little swollen. He had to shoot pain killer in the back of my throat. Norm?
No: This is not normal, see your doctor. ...Read more
Sore/swollen throat and rear nasal cavity on right side. Observed swollen lumps on either side, size of a grape. No yellow phlegm just sharp pain.
Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?
Sore throat: You may have any number of problems, including infected wisdom teeth, periodontal (gum and bone) disease, or other soft tissue infection (s). Advanced tooth decay and abscess could cause pain and this much local soft tissue inflammation but the other conditions are equally important to identify and treat. See a dentist or oral surgeon immediately ...Read more
Time to go to Doc!: Absolutely! Untreated dental infections spread to the mouth & facial soft tissues as well as bones. Sometimes infection spreads through 'potential spaces' in the muscle/soft tissues to the neck, the tissue space around the vital blood vessels in the neck & from here to the brain or lungs. Can be a slow growing bug but sometimes are aggressive life threatining (actinomycosis vs. Lemmiers disease). ...Read more
What to do if I noticed a part of my cervix neck is swollen into my vaginal cavity, is it a prolapse?
Likely Yes: Prolapse is relative to the degree or extent of the falling of or failure of support for the pelvic organs. Feeling the cervix low down into the cervical cavity is suggestive of early to mid level prolapse. This is common after vagginal delivery and is more pronounced with strain or heavy lifting. Check with your doctor or make an appointment with your gyno who can easily assess. ...Read more
7 hrs ago had 2 cavities filled, given 3 shots for pain, still felt a lot of pain, throat really hurts, scratchy, coughing. Weird taste in my mouth.
Multiple issues: I am glad you had the dental treatment done and am sorry you felt discomfort during the procedure, however this is not related to the throat issues or the weird taste. Those symptoms sound more like a viral infection (cold, flu...). If the fillings hurt please see your dentist and for the throat please see your PCP or an ENT if it does not get better in 7-10 days. ...Read more
Time: He likely chewed on his numb lip after the procedure. Many kids do. Swelling will resolve with no more chewing on the lip and some time. ...Read more
My girlfriend had a cavity tooth filled last year, she had a toothache yesterday and her lips and right nose are swollen now. There are no dentist cli?
Emergency DDS: Call your dentist and ask for emergency care, if the dentist is not available, contact another provider or go to a hospital that has dental residents. ...Read more
It shouldn't: But an infection can. See your dentist to check those teeth. ...Read more
I got 2 cavities filled a week ago. Since then, I've been experiencing jaw discomfort, neck stiffness, and acid reflux. What's wrong with me?
What's your opinion on halo? The stuff you spray on the cavity in your throat that kills germ for six hours.
Helpful for plaque &: Gingivitis prevention; active ingredient cetylpyridinium chloride kills gram + & fungi but not gram -, mycobacterium, or viruses; so helpful in above situations but not against colds (caused by viruses). Concern would be that long-term use might create resistant bacteria. ...Read more
Is clamydia of the throat common? I didn't think it could live in the oral cavity.? Can it? And how can you tell you have it
Chlamydia: chlamydia is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection. If you performed oral sex on some one with chlamydia you can contract it. Your doctor will need to take a throat swab for culture or treat it presumptive if your partner is confirmed with chlamydia. In the mean time refrain from intercourse to avoid potential spread. ...Read more
While drinking water, can it go up into your nasal cavity at the back of you throat? Doing research and wanted a clear answer.
Can a retention cyst in the sphenoid and maxillary sinus cavities be responsible for excess & thickening mucus resulting in the sensation that you constantly have to clear your throat?
I'm having a lot of draining from my nasal cavity down into my throat and its making my throat sore. Is there anything I can do to stop it?
Can a cavity cause throat agitation which makes throat feel inflammed tooth dosent hurt but half of it is gone n blackened can't afford dentist?
Yes: You do need to see a dentist. The tooth may be abscessed and can cause other serious health problems. Throat agitation with sleep disturbance could also be obstruction sleep apnea. If you can not afford a dentist, check around for a clinic where free or reduced fee care is available. ...Read more
I find small balls of a foul smelling material that is almost paste like in consistency that comes from the back of my throat and nasal cavity connects to my throat and mouth. It is usually in the mornings and is a tiny ammount. Should I be worried?
I sometimes feel a lump like a plum stuck between by brest cavity. Is this due to acid reflux? Also a sore throat
Sure, see GI doctor: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
On amoxicilian- strep in nasal cavity & ontamiflu. 100.3 temp extreme fatigue, musous, now wheezing in throat on exhale no prob breathing. How serious
Stay the course: Take the medications exactly as directed and call your treating physician in the morning to see if you need any further therapy. ...Read more
And ear ache. Several possibilities: the filling is high and needs to be adjusted; the decay was very close to the nerve and the tooth may be infected and need a root canal; your TMJ may be sore due to having your mouth open for a long time. All of these can cause pain that feels like an ear ache.
The sore throat is probably separate. If it doesn't go away in 2-3 days, check with your physician. ...Read more
See oral surgeon: Sinus communication is not uncommon complication when extracting upper molars. You should see an oral surgeon. The goal is to surgically obtain primary closure and eliminate infection. Good luck. ...Read more
What causes fluid in ears, pain in glands/jaw that pains entire face cavity, sore throat? I don't have tonsils
A variety...: ....Of illnesses can do all that. The only thing that's relatively certain is that the pain isn't coming from your tonsils. As with many illnesses, the best course of action is often rest, lots of fluids, and more rest. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a small mouth ulcer and sore throat. The ulcer is directly below a molar with a severe cavity where the cheek meets the gums. Is it Connected?
Aphthous ulcer: Its not uncommon for the stress of an oral infection to trigger aphthous ulcers. However, given you also have a potential adjacent apical root infection, it may be due to an underlying abscess and require urgent dental evaluation. In the mean time, keep your mouth clean with luke-warm salt-water swish and spit and avoid traumatizing the ulcer with aggressive dental brushing. See your dentist. ...Read more
Dentist took old filling, she told me save tooth but then cavity beyond gum swollen and put temporary filling. What is going to happen?
Membrane inflamed: Your nasal cavities are lined with mucosal membranes that can swell and give you a congested feeling. Typically caused by seasonal illness or allergies, there are non-prescription meds you can use to help the symptoms. If you aren't sick, allergy testing may help you understand the cause of the swelling. ...Read more
I'm on meds for an infected cavity. Even after I took them, my mouth is getting worse and swollen. How do I stop the swelling?
After going to the dentist for a cavity filling, my cheek swollen the next day really bad. They didn't do anything to my cheek.
Some thoughts..: Could be from biting your cheek, could be from the injection. See your dentist. ...Read more
Why is my cheek and jaw swollen with my toothache? I think I have a cavity in one of my back molars. It's been hurting for a few weeks but now my cheek is all swollen like I got punched in the face. What is causing that?
See dentist ASAP: You may have an infection that is spreading through your fascial space and these can get dangerous and need hospitalization if not taken seriously. You will likely need the abscess to be drained and then either the tooth needs to be extracted or root canal treatment may be needed to save the tooth, if it is restorable. ...Read more
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