National Toothache Day is celebrated worldwide on February the 9th, serves as a kind reminder of the benefits and overall importance of dental hygiene. Toothaches, scientifically known as dentalgia, are exactly what they sound like, the pain generated from either one or multiple teeth. A toothache can make it difficult to eat, sleep, or sometimes even talk. Even though there is nothing to celebrate, we can all benefit from knowing how to prevent it.
If you have not had a toothache, consider yourself lucky. Odontalgia, or toothache pain, can range from mild to completely unbearable depending on the extent of the dental disease or trauma. The cause of it can be damage to a single tooth or infection of multiple teeth and oral tissues.
Toothache symptoms may be caused by:
Patients with toothache should visit the dentist right away.
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