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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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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 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

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Can an infection in the mouth possibly from a cavity make the neck swollen?

Can an infection in the mouth possibly from a cavity make the neck swollen?

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

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What to do if I noticed a part of my cervix neck is swollen into my vaginal cavity, is it a prolapse?

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

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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.

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

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Son lip swollen badly after having cavities filled. What can we do?

Son lip swollen badly after having cavities filled. What can we do?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Acid Reflux: The reflux is not related to your dental visit. Sore muscles/discomfort could be from the injection or keeping your mouth open for a while. Try warm, moist compresses to relax the muscles. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on halo? The stuff you spray on the cavity in your throat that kills germ for six hours.

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

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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

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

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Does throat infection also cause for teeth cavities?

Does throat infection also cause for teeth cavities?

Other way around: Throat infections don't cause dental cavities--different bacteria. But a badly infected tooth can cause your throat to swell closed and can be life threatening. Please, if you need dental care, don't put it off. ...Read more

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What part of the body does Throat Refluc=x come From? The ose, Sinus Cavity or Stomach?

What part of the body does Throat Refluc=x come From? The ose, Sinus Cavity or Stomach?

Stomach: Acid reflux is the term for the acidic contents of your stomach going up your esophagus instead of staying in your stomach ...Read more

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While drinking water, can it go up into your nasal cavity at the back of you throat? Doing research and wanted a clear answer.

While drinking water, can it go up into your nasal cavity at the back of you throat? Doing research and wanted a clear answer.

Normal response: Yes the nasal cavity and mouth are connected, it is like if you drink a soda to fast and it comes out through you nose. Not to worry ...Read more

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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?

Yes: Excess mucous and/or more viscous mucous and/or a post nasal drip can make you feel as if there is something stuck in your throat causing you to have the need to cough and clear your throat. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See your physician: Drainage down the back of your nasal cavity may be due to allergies or to chronic infection. You should see your physician for an evaluation as to the cause so he/she can provide appropriate treatment ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

Tonsil stones: The balls of debris are likely a mix of old food and bacteria that stick the the holes in your tonsils. You can try a mouthwash that contains hydrogen peroxide at bedtime. Peroxyl and orajel and the 2 available ones that I recommend. ...Read more

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I sometimes feel a lump like a plum stuck between by brest cavity. Is this due to acid reflux? Also a sore throat

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

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On amoxicilian- strep in nasal cavity & ontamiflu. 100.3 temp extreme fatigue, musous, now wheezing in throat on exhale no prob breathing. How serious

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

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Sore throat & ear ache after filling a cavity, normal?

Sore throat & ear ache after filling a cavity, normal?

Sore throat: 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

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Sinus cavity has been exposed from tooth extraction. High fever for 5 days, sore throat.

Sinus cavity has been exposed from tooth extraction. High fever for 5 days, sore throat.

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

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What causes fluid in ears, pain in glands/jaw that pains entire face cavity, sore throat? I don't have tonsils

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

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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?

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

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Dentist took old filling, she told me save tooth but then cavity beyond gum swollen and put temporary filling. What is going to happen?

Dentist took old filling, she told me save tooth but then cavity beyond gum swollen and put temporary filling. What is going to happen?

Extraction: It sounds like you will need an extraction of the tooth. You might be able to save it with a root canal and crown, but if too much of the tooth is gone from decay then it will need extracted. You can then replace it with an implant and crown or have a bridge made. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do my nasal cavities feel swollen?

Could you explain why do my nasal cavities feel swollen?

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

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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?

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?

See Dentist: Antibiotic may control spread of infection as long as you are taking the Meds, but Dental treatment (root canal or extraction) is the only "cure." See your Dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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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?

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