Toothache occurs when you feel pain in and around the teeth and the cause of this condition can be decaying of teeth or due to the gum being infected. The symptoms include throbbing pain and some people tend to develop fever and headache. There could be a discharge from the infection as well, giving a distasteful feeling.
HOW IS TOOTHACHE DIAGNOSED?
A medical history and physical exam will usually indicate the appropriate diagnosis. Sometimes radiographs, often referred to as X-rays, can be used along with other diagnostic aids. Panoramic radiographs and cone beam computed tomography views are used to further evaluate the teeth and bones throughout the mouth and skull. Occasionally, lab evaluation including ECG tracings of the heart will assist the doctor. If the cause is something other than a dental or jaw problem, the doctor may prescribe medications directed at the problem. If the condition is more severe, the doctor may admit the patient to the hospital for further care. The patient may be referred to a dentist for further treatment.
HOW IS TOOTHACHE TREATED?
The Dentist will do a thorough physical examination of not only the affected teeth, but the entire mouth, to get a fair diagnosis of the Toothache condition. Where felt necessary, an X-ray of the jaw portion may also be got done by the doctor. The doctor will make it a point to study the medical history as well.
DID YOU KNOW?
That any tooth related troubles can be prevented by making sure enough care is taken to avoid spoiling them in the first place?