Toothache & Tooth Pain Directory
"Toothache" and "tooth pain" generally describe pain in the mouth due to an injury or other type of dental condition. Some typical causes of toothaches are an exposed nerve or tooth root, gum disease, a cavity in a tooth, or a cracked tooth from an acute injury. Tooth pain can range from mild to severe and either last a short time or be chronic pain. No matter the pain, it is best to see your dentist right away. Other types of tooth pain stem from hot or cold drinks or originate around the jaw. The best way to find out the cause of a toothache is to see your dentist. Find out more about toothaches and tooth pain, and what you can do about them.
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Abscessed Tooth: What Are the Signs?
Severe tooth pain, swollen gums, or pain when you chew could be signs of an abscessed tooth. Learn what causes it, how to treat it, and common ways to prevent it.
An Overview of Toothaches
A toothache is pain in or around a tooth that may be caused by a number of dental problems. Get tips from WebMD on how to prevent and treat toothaches.
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The dentist office makes many people anxious. Learn the various techniques for controlling anxiety and pain during your dental procedure.
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What Causes Sensitive Teeth?
What's triggering your sensitive teeth -- and what can you do about it right now?
Slideshow: What Causes Sensitive Teeth?
15 Common Dental Problems and Tooth Diseases
These tooth problems -- including chipped teeth, cracked teeth, impacted teeth, hyperdontia, cavities, and stained teeth -- can be fixed. This WebMD slideshow explains.
Conditions That Make Your Teeth Hurt
Got aching teeth? Your pain may be coming from somewhere other than your choppers.