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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?
To treat the toothache, the dentist will first obtain medical history and conduct a physical exam. He or she will ask questions about the pain, such as when the pain started, how severe it is, where the pain is located, what makes the pain worse, and what makes it better. The dentist will examine mouth, teeth, gums, jaws, tongue, throat, sinuses, ears, nose, and neck. X-rays may be taken as well as other tests, depending on what your dentist suspects is causing the toothache.
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?
In many cases, wisdom tooth is also a major cause of toothache and is accompanied with extreme discomfort and fever.