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What causes jaw pain and sore throat after tooth filling?


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Answered by

Dr. Wajid Hassan

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Vinodhini J.

Published At March 19, 2020
Reviewed AtMay 9, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I may have an abscess and I am worried about going into the dentist because of the coronavirus. Currently, I am experiencing an achy jaw and ear congestion on one side, a slightly stiff neck, and a mild sore throat. This comes before one month after a filling repair, and two weeks after I had to go back to get the bite adjustment. It is not debilitating pain, but it is irritating and I am wondering if I can put it off until it is safer to go to the dentist.

Answered by Dr. Wajid Hassan


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand the fear you have not to go to the dentist but please do not risk your health because of the fear of coronavirus. There are precautions to that and the dentist will also be taking precautions as the state has already issued guidelines for the doctors.

Regarding your concern, I would advise visiting a dentist as soon as possible to look into and in case you need medication and intervention. If still, you want to avoid, just take over the counter pain killer like Advil and also use Listerine to subside the infection if possible.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Wajid Hassan
Dr. Wajid Hassan


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