Toothache

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.

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What causes it?

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.

What symptoms are related?

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.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with toothache often receive incision and drainage and dental procedures .

Common Medications

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) .

Who is at risk?

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

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.4x
15-29 years
2.3x
30-44 years
1.8x
45-59 years
0.7x
60-74 years
0.1x
75+ years
0.1x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.3x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.0x
Other
0.6x
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