Toothache

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  • Pain and swelling of the front teeth

  • Chewing on a hard object hurts my teeth

  • Pain and swelling of the back teeth

  • Tooth pain after biting hard object

  • Pain and swelling of wisdom teeth

  • Pain and swelling of first teeth

  • Pain of wisdom teeth

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

Toothache describes the painful sensation in or around a tooth

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Fever

  • Swelling of the affected area

Possible Causes

  • Dental caries

    Dental caries are permanently damaged areas in the teeth that develop into tiny holes. Common causes include sipping sugary drinks / eating sweets/ snacking often, poor oral hygiene and bacterial accumulation.

  • Sinusitis

    Infection of the sinuses, which are cavities around the nose. The infection can be acute (lasting about a week) or chronic (lasting for more than three months). It can be caused by viruses or bacteria.

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

    Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by pain that affects the trigeminal nerve (carries sensation from the face to brain). Even a mild stimulation of your face by brushing teeth or combing hair might be a trigger. Causes include contact between a blood vessel and trigeminal nerve which puts pressure on the nerve, nerve compression by a brain tumour, stroke or trauma.

  • Cluster headache
  • Bone infarction

  • Actinomycosis

  • Concentrated dysostosis

  • Hypoparathyroidism

  • Fanconi anemia

  • Rossmund Thomson syndrome

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have a toothache?

  • Do you have tooth pain when you bite on something hard?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

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