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sore throat lasting over a week could it be wisdom tooth thats broken causing


Posted by mazz

hi i have had a sore throat and felt weak and tired for over a week now could it be my wisdom tooth that is causing all of this? tooth scheduelled to be removed in 2 days, or could it be another cause

 
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Sore throat (or pharyngitis) is typically caused by assorted viruses.  Rarely is a sore throat due to strep, which responds to antibiotics unlike viruses.  Other causes of sore throat include fungal infections (usually only in immunocompromised), heart burn w/reflux, and/or post-nasal drip & congestion leading to mouth-breathing.  I'm not a dentist but I've never heard of cavities & broken teeth, not even dental abscesses causing sore throats in isolation from any other symptoms, aside from feeling weak & tired.  Of course, any infection will tend to make someone feel weak & tired.  But I don't think your wisdom tooth is the culprit.  Good luck with the extraction!
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