A Toothache is pain that you feel in or around the tooth. Most often, Toothache pain is a sign that there is something wrong with the tooth or gums. Toothache can range from mild to severe and tooth decay is one of the most common reasons for Toothaches. Some of the common causes of Toothache include accumulation of food and debris between the teeth, infection at the root of the tooth, trauma to the tooth, or sudden fracture of the tooth.
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?
Treatment for Toothache involves getting rid of the cavity in the tooth using filling procedures. In some cases root canal or dental implants are needed. The patient may have to replace the tooth all together to.
DID YOU KNOW?
In many cases, wisdom tooth is also a major cause of toothache and is accompanied with extreme discomfort and fever.