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 Dentist diagnoses Toothache by examining the tooth and surrounding area and performing a complete dental examination. An X-ray of the aching tooth can help identify Toothache.
HOW IS TOOTHACHE TREATED?
The best way to stop dental or jaw pain initially is with pain medications and antibiotics (Amoxicillin). A referral to a dentist for follow-up will usually be arranged. In some cases, the doctor may try an injection of local anesthetic around the tooth for pain control. If there is swelling in the gums or face, or if the patient has fever, antibiotics may be prescribed.
DID YOU KNOW?
One must continue to practice good dental care, but be careful not to self-medicate or use numerous over-the-counter (OTC) oral rinses as they can sometimes exacerbate or prolong problems