extreme severe pain while swallowing only.
I went to the dentist 5 days ago for crown preparations on 3 upper front teeth. I sat in the chair nearly 3 hours. 3 days ago I developed extreme severe pain while swallowing only. I can drink liquids ok but am unable to swallow food because the pain is so bad. Feels like Ive swallowed sand. I have no other symptoms. Went to ER last night and they did a soft tissue xray saw no foreign body, normal structure, no swelling, vocal cords, epiglottis was normal. Was told to follow up with ENT. I am having a hard time keeping the pain under control with motrin and tylenol. Can you tell me what this could possibly be?