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Toothache Overview:

A Toothache refers to pain or inflammation in or around the tooth, often caused by tooth decay or infection. More severe toothaches can result from cavities, infection or other conditions that won’t get better on their own and will require professional treatment. Toothaches can occur for many reasons that aren't due to underlying disease, such as, biting into something hard, flossing, temporary gum irritation, or getting something stuck in between the teeth. For children, toothaches can be a regular part of the developmental process.


Toothache Common Symptoms:

  • A dull ache 

  • Sharp, jabbing tooth pain

  • Swelling in your gums

  • Teeth sensitivity

  • Throbbing tooth pain

  • Headaches

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Bad breath or bad taste


Toothache Treatment:

At home treatment can begin by using floss to remove any food particles, take an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever, and apply an OTC antiseptic to the gum area.

If professional treatment is needed, your healthcare provider may prescribe:

Toothache Start antibiotics: 

  • Amoxicillin 

  • Augmentin 

  • Penicillin 

  • Clindamycin 

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