Toothache

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Toothache
Classification and external resources
ICD-10K08.8
ICD-9525.9
DiseasesDB27698
MeSHD014098
 
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Toothache
Classification and external resources
ICD-10K08.8
ICD-9525.9
DiseasesDB27698
MeSHD014098
A man with an aching tooth; a sculpture in the window of a dentist's office.

A toothache, also known as odontalgia or, less frequently, as odontalgy, is an aching pain in or around a tooth.

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Causes

Severity

The severity of a toothache can range from a mild discomfort to excruciating pain, which can be experienced either chronically or sporadically. This pain can often be aggravated somewhat by chewing or by hot or cold temperature. An oral examination complete with X-rays can help discover the cause. Severe pain may be considered a dental emergency.

See also

References

  1. ^ Merck. Toothache and Infection. The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library.
  2. ^ Zadik Y, Chapnik L, Goldstein L (June 2007). "In-flight barodontalgia: analysis of 29 cases in military aircrew". Aviat Space Environ Med 78 (6): 593–6. PMID 17571660. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asma/asem/2007/00000078/00000006/art00009. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  3. ^ Zadik Y (August 2006). "Barodontalgia due to odontogenic inflammation in the jawbone". Aviat Space Environ Med 77 (8): 864–6. PMID 16909883. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asma/asem/2006/00000077/00000008/art00013. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  4. ^ Zadik Y, Vainstein V, Heling I, et al. (September 2010). "Cytotoxic chemotherapy-induced odontalgia: a differential diagnosis for dental pain". J Endod 36 (9): 1588–92. doi:10.1016/j.joen.2010.05.004. PMID 20728733. http://www.jendodon.com/article/S0099-2399(10)00458-9/abstract. 

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