What causes severe pain in the mouth and throat?

Posted on Wed, 24 May 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Hi,

I have a shifting pain in my mouth and throat.

Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Can be TMJ inflammation too.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your question.
I read it carefully and I understand your concern.

I agree that the pain may be due to gum inflammation.
If it lasts more then one week it can be related also with the temporo-mandibular joint, since it changes when you eat.

In both cases the treatment would be painkillers. I generally suggest Ibuprofen 400mg, 1 tablet every 8 hours for 1 week and then as needed after.
Apply cold compresses locally.

If worse or not better see a local physician to perform another check up or do further tests.

Hope this is helpful.
Let me know if you have other questions or concerns.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Dr. Klarida Papaqako

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