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What is a toothache?

A toothache refers to pain around the teeth or jaws primarily as a result of a dental condition. In most instances, toothaches are caused by tooth problems, such as a dental cavity, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, or gum disease. However, disorders of the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint) can also cause pain that is referred to as "toothache." Moreover, sinus infection can mimic 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.

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Comment from: Anamika, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I coped with my toothache by follow up with a regular dental routine. maintain good oral hygiene: BFR - Brush twice a day , Floss once a week, and Rinse with Listerine mouthwash 2 times a day.

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Comment from: deb, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 16

I noticed someone else said they brush then take some hydrogen peroxide and hold it in their mouth on the side of the pain, then swish it around and spit out, making sure not to swallow any (because I believe it could be poisonous). I've always done this along w/Tylenol and had it work. It usually takes at least 5 or 6 times, depending how long you have let the pain go. I've learned to start doing this as soon as I think I'm getting one of these pain outbreaks. Make sure you don't eat or drink anything sweet during this time. I usually get this way when I have had a lot of sweets, like soda or a sinus problem which I'm going through now. Good luck

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