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Tooth disorder

Also known as Tooth Disease, Dental Disease, and Disease Of Teeth

Your teeth are made of a hard, bonelike material. Inside the tooth are nerves and blood vessels. You need your teeth for many activities you may take for granted. These include eating, speaking and even smiling. But tooth disorders are nothing to smile about. They include problems such as cavities (also known as tooth decay), infections, and injuries.

The most familiar symptom of a tooth problem is a toothache. Others include worn-down or loose teeth. It's important that you see a dentist if you have any problems with your teeth. Fortunately, you can prevent many tooth disorders by taking care of your teeth and keeping them clean.

Source: MedlinePlus

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with tooth disorder, 96% report having toothache, 44% report having facial pain, and 37% report having gum pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of tooth disorder are toothache, facial pain, gum pain, mouth pain, jaw swelling, pain in gums, and bleeding gums, although you may still have tooth disorder without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with tooth disorder often receive other diagnostic radiology and related techniques, treatment; facial fracture or dislocation and dental procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with tooth disorder include penicillin, clindamycin, benzocaine topical, bupivacaine / epinephrine, clove, levonordefrin / mepivacaine, pseudoephedrine / triprolidine, articaine / epinephrine, menthol-phenol topical, glubionate calcium, cephalothin, pimozide (orap) and acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for tooth disorder include age 30-44 years age 15-29 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
2.3x
30-44 years
1.8x
45-59 years
0.7x
60-74 years
0.2x
75+ years
0.1x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.0x
Other
0.6x
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