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   Toothache
 
Definition:
Toothache
 
Medical terms related to toothache :
Pain, tooth, teeth
 
Common causes of toothache: 
o Tooth decay (the most common cause)
o Abscessed tooth
o Gum Disease
o Earache (referral pain)
o Trauma, dental Injuries
o Sinusitis
o Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Other Causes of toothache:
o Bruxism (grinding teeth)
o Acute MI (can include jaw pain, neck pain, or toothache)

 

Call 911 or go to the hospital if toothache is accompanied by: 
o Chest pain, jaw pain, shortness of breath, sweating
 
Call your doctor if toothache is accompanied by: 
o Persistent or severe toothache
o Fever, earache, or pain upon opening the mouth wide

 
Diagnostic tests that may be performed include: 
o ECG ( to rule out MI)
 
Medications for toothache may include: 
o Antipyretics, Analgesics
o Celecoxib (Celebrex)
o Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
o Acetylsalicylic Acid, Aspirin, Ecotrin
o Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (Nsaids)
o Rofecoxib (Vioxx)
o Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Medipren, Nuprin
o Naproxen, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Anaprox, Aleve
   
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