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Sore throat with little irritation when swallowing, popping sensation in throat. Is it normal ?

My throat has felt sore today. There was a little irritation when swallowing . However, I swallowed a little while ago and felt a popping sensation in my throat. It hurt and felt odd. Now it is extremely hard to swallow and hurts when I speak. Do I need to go to the emergency room or just go see my primary care doctor? Or is this normal?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Thanks for writing in.
Difficulty while swallowing may be due to throat infection.
Throat infection occurs in cases of impacted wisdom tooth which is inflamed.
I would suggest you to visit a dentist and get the impacted tooth extracted or flap overlying tooth can be removed to enhance tooth eruption.
Gargle frequently using lukewarm saline .
Maintain oral care.
Visit an ENT specialist for further evaluation and treatment.
Take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 18 May 2013
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