A toothache refers to pain around the teeth or jaws primarily as a result of a dental condition. The pain usually starts suddenly and it can vary from mild discomfort to a severe throbbing, which is often worse at night. The area of your jaw that is close to the infected tooth may also be sore and tender to the touch. Toothache can either come and go or be constant. Eating or drinking can make the pain worse, particularly if the food or drink is hot or cold.
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Toothaches are caused by
In most instances, toothaches are caused by tooth problems, such as:
- A dental cavity
- A cracked tooth
- An exposed tooth root
- An infection in the roots of the tooth
- Gum disease
Severity of a toothache
The severity of a toothache can range from chronic and mild to sharp and excruciating. The pain may be aggravated by chewing or temperature (cold or heat). A thorough oral examination, which includes dental X-rays, can help determine the cause of the pain and whether it is coming from a tooth or other non-dental problem.