Also known as Dental Pain, Odontalgia, and Dentalgia
A toothache, also known as odontalgia or, less frequently, as odontalgy, is an aching pain in or around a tooth.Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of toothache are tooth disorder, dental caries, and tooth abscess. Other possible causes, such as oral mucosal lesion, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with toothache, 27% report having facial pain, 27% report having ear pain, and 25% report having peripheral edema.
Patients with toothache often receive incision and drainage and dental procedures .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with toothache include penicillin, clindamycin, benzocaine topical, bupivacaine / epinephrine, clove, diflunisal, levonordefrin / mepivacaine, articaine / epinephrine, naloxone / pentazocine, cephalothin, fenoprofen (progesic), oxytetracycline (300 pro la) and pimozide (orap) .
Groups of people at highest risk for toothache include age 30-44 years age 15-29 years.