Toothache usually refers to pain around the teeth or jaws. In most instances, toothaches are caused by tooth or jaw problems, such as a dental cavity, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, gum disease, disease of the jaw joint , or spasms of the muscles used for chewing. The severity of a toothache can range from chronic and mild to sharp and excruciating. A toothache, also known as odontalgia or, less frequently, as odontalgy, is an aching pain in or around a tooth.

Toothache occurs from inflammation of the central portion of the tooth called pulp. The pulp contains nerve endings that are very sensitive to pain. Inflammation to the pulp or pulpitis may be caused by dental cavities, trauma, and infection.

Toothache and jaw pain are common, other signs and symptoms that may lead you to seek care include the following:

  • Pain with chewing
  • Hot or cold sensitivity
  • Bleeding or discharge from around a tooth or gums
  • Swelling around a tooth or swelling of your jaw
  • Injury or trauma to the area
  • Maintain a healthy diet.
  • Brush your teeth after eating to remove the food particles left in the teeth.
  • Use a soft toothbrush with fluoride toothpaste as recommended by Physician.
  • Prevent tooth decay with fluoride. Fluoride is effective in preventing tooth decay in children.
  • Keep your bridge or dentures clean. Clean it by a dentist or dental hygienist twice a year .
Medications & Treatments
The list of treatments for Toothache
  • Antiseptic solutions
  • Chlorhexidine oral rinse
  • Analgesics
  • Acetaminophen with codeine
  • accupressure
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