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Toothache

  1. 1. ULACIT Mariela Chaves Fernández
  2. 2. A toothache is any pain or soreness within or around a tooth, indicating inflammation and possible infection. All, sometime in our life we have suffered from toothache
  3. 3. A toothache may feel like a sharp pain or a dull ache. The tooth may be sensitive to pressure, heat, cold, or sweets. In cases of severe pain, identifying the problem tooth is often difficult. Any patient with a toothache should see a dentist at once for diagnosis and treatment. Most toothaches get worse if not treated.
  4. 4. Toothaches may result from any of a number of causes: traumatic injury Exposed tooth root Tooth decay food wedged (dental caries) between teeth or trapped below the inflammation of gum line the tooth pulp Pressu (pulpitis) Gum Tooth nerve re from disease, i loose or broken irritated by conges ncluding filling clenching or ted periodonti cracked or grinding of teeth sinuse tis impacted tooth (bruxism) s
  5. 5. Diagnosis Includes identifying the location of the The dentist then toothache, as well as the examines the patient's cause. The dentist begins mouth for signs of by asking the patient swelling, redness, and specific questions about obvious tooth damage. the toothache, including The presence of pus the types of foods that indicates an abscess or make the pain gum disease. The dentist worse, whether the tooth is may flush the sore area sensitive to temperature or with warm water to biting, and whether the dislodge any food pain is worse at night. particles and to test for sensitivity to heat
  6. 6. TREATMENT
  7. 7.  Prompt dental treatment provides a positive outcome for toothache. In the absence of active infection, fillings, root canal treatments, or extractions may be performed with minimal discomfort to the patient.  When a toothache is left untreated, a severe infection may develop and spread to the sinuses or jawbone, and eventually cause a worse problem
  8. 8.  Maintaining proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing toothaches. The best way to prevent tooth decay is to brush at least twice a day, preferably after every meal
  9. 9. People should visit their dentist at least every six months for oral examinations and professional cleaning

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