Pain in the tooth is defined as Toothache and though it can be temporary, it really signifies that there is some kind of teeth problem like cavity or bacteria infestation. Pain in tooth also reflects decay. Usually the patient would suffer from acute teeth pain, which is restricted to just one or multiple teeth. Besides the pain there would also be swelling and inflammation of gums and side of the mouth and fever in some cases.
HOW IS TOOTHACHE DIAGNOSED?
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.
HOW IS TOOTHACHE TREATED?
The treatment of Toothache involves performing a root canal, pulling the affected tooth and prescribing medication to get rid of the pain.
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