Mouth | Odontologie | Toothache or Dental Pain (Symptom)
Toothache or Dental Pain: Description
Toothache usually refers to pain around the teeth or jaws primarily as a result of a dental condition. A toothache or tooth pain is usually the result of tooth decay or sometimes an infection. The cavities are often caused by poor dental hygiene, although the tendency to get is partly inherited. Sometimes the pain felt in the tooth is actually due to pain in other body parts. This is called referred pain or radiating.
Toothache or Dental Pain: Causes
Common dental causes of toothaches include dental cavities, dental abscess, gum disease, irritation of the tooth root, cracked tooth syndrome, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, impaction, and eruption.