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Sore throat, pain on swallowing, sore and swollen gums. Due to tooth extraction?

Hi I got 3 Molars on the bottom left side removed and they seemed to be healing fine. But Sat morning I woke up with my throat so sore It hurt to swollow anything I cant eat, and all I want to do is sleep. Reminds me of tonselitis but I have no sniffles not much of a cough and no fever. could my throat infection be caused by the teeth being extracted cause my gums there are sore and swollen and its been about 5 days since extraction?
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
Removal of 3 molars causes difficulty in chewing not in swallowing.
There is least chances of difficulty in swallowing due to molar teeth pathology as the lesion is improving (as you have mentioned).
Sore throat with pain in swallowing may be due to enlarged tonsils.
Cough and fever occurs when upper respiratory tract involves.
Tonsils is a part of adenoid tissue (a collection of lymphoid tissue), which helps in preventing infectious agent to enter in our body.
Enlargement of tonsil indicates ingestion of microorganisms and doesn't always associated with fever and cough.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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