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Pieces of tooth, filling stayed in throat while at dentist. Having discomfort, sore throat. Suggestions?

I have an area in the right side of my throat which occasionally becomes dry and is not reachable by water. While at the dentist recently pieces of filling and tooth stayed in my throat and were not rinsed away as usual. Since then I have had discomfort swallowing and a soreness especially early in the morning. I have also found pieces of filling in my mouth on two occasions, 3 or 4 days later. My question is: Is it possible to have a pocket in the side of the throat which can hold small objects which may enter when the head is tilted back as during dental treatment ?. After 6 days the soreness is still there but intermittent. Thank you, Russell
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hello there ,

After reading your history i suspect you have developed severe soreness in your throat which may be caused due to allergy of the filling materials used during treatment or trauma from broken filling pieces.

sore throat may lead to pain and discomfort , difficulty in swallowing, redness and sometimes swelling of the throat mucosa.

NO it is not possible to have pocket formation in throat ,dont worry symptomatic treatment will solve your problem.

Use lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine for mouth gargling regularly for 3 to 5 days till the symptoms subside .

eat soft food , avoid hot and spicy foods and carbonated drinks .

In case of severity you can start with antibiotic course of augmentin with analgesics for 3 to 5 days.

i hope this helps ,

take care.

Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello ,

Thanks for posting your query.
Usually after restoring tooth discomfort and soreness along with feeling of holding objects are common.
Small pieces of restoring materials can accumulate in the throat if there is laceration.
a thorough clinical check-up will help to guide you.
Take antibiotics-analgesics.
Gargle with warm saline rinse and betadine solution.
The objects if stucked in throat has to be removed at the earliest.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Your clinical history and symptoms suggest that you have developed allergy to some filling material or trauma from pieces of filling leading to soreness , pain , discomfort and difficulty in swallowing .
It is not possible to have pocket in the side of the throat , it is just because of the irritation . Dont panic it will heal after sometimes.


Take saline water gargles 3-4 times at home ,
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily it will prevent infection and promote healing.
Avoid eating hot spicy foods and beverages.

In case symptoms persist you can visit Dentist and get checkup done.

Hope this helps out.

Regards...
Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

your history suggests that you have developed allergy to restorative material(filling material ).
mechanical trauma from pieces of filling to soft tissues of throat might also lead to soreness , pain , discomfort and difficulty in swallowing .


It is less likely to have pocket in the side of the throat . Do not worry, it will heal after sometimes.

simultaneously keep a close watch on symptoms if it persists longer then you can visit your dentist for clinical evaluation.

hope it helps.

take care.

thanks.


Answered: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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