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Hi, is it normal to have a fever and chills after a back upper molar tooth filling?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lisa Welch
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tooth pain

No it not normal to have chills and fever after having a tooth pulled , you may have an infection, call your Dentist or go to nearest Urgent Care or ER.

In brief: Tooth pain

No it not normal to have chills and fever after having a tooth pulled , you may have an infection, call your Dentist or go to nearest Urgent Care or ER.
Dr. Lisa Welch
Dr. Lisa Welch
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Post-op anxiety

Ask your dentist how to reduce the anxiety before, during, and after a dental appointment.

In brief: Post-op anxiety

Ask your dentist how to reduce the anxiety before, during, and after a dental appointment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Take ibuprofen / alleve/ Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the fever and hydrate well.
Should not be related to the filling. Call Dentist in the AM if still symptomatic. Good Luck.

In brief: No

Take ibuprofen / alleve/ Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the fever and hydrate well.
Should not be related to the filling. Call Dentist in the AM if still symptomatic. Good Luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No it

Is not normal call your dentist right away or if your fever is really high go to the ER

In brief: No it

Is not normal call your dentist right away or if your fever is really high go to the ER
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unrelated

The fever and chills are unrelated to the recent filing.

In brief: Unrelated

The fever and chills are unrelated to the recent filing.
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dr. Stephen Pyle
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

A simple filling should not cause a fever and/or chills.
It could be that you are coming down with a cold and it is just coincidental that you had dental treatment at the same time. Feel better soon....

In brief: Not really

A simple filling should not cause a fever and/or chills.
It could be that you are coming down with a cold and it is just coincidental that you had dental treatment at the same time. Feel better soon....
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Tarik Hadid
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No that could be a sign of infection if it is persistent

In brief: No

No that could be a sign of infection if it is persistent
Dr. Tarik Hadid
Dr. Tarik Hadid
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: No

Not normal unless tooth is grossly infected.
There may be other reasons. If persistent or fever high, contact your MD.

In brief: No

Not normal unless tooth is grossly infected.
There may be other reasons. If persistent or fever high, contact your MD.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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