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Is it possble that a toothache cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Is it possble that a toothache cause trigeminal neuralgia?

The opposite is true: "There is one disease of the Jaws which seems in reality to have no connection with the Teeth, but of which the Teeth are generally suspected to be the cause. As simple pain demonstrates nothing, a Tooth is often suspected, is perhaps drawn out; but still the pain continues, with this difference however, that it now seems to be in the root of the next Tooth". John Hunter (1778). It is true today. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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Can a toothache cause death?

Toothache? no: No one dies from a toothache. It can be excruciating painful in some cases but will not cause death. If you meant to ask can a problem with a tooth cause death, then the answer is: relatively rare but possible. If a tooth becomes infected from any number of reasons, the infection can spread to other parts of the body and cause serious complications, including in rare instances death. ...Read more

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What causes toothache?

What causes toothache?

Deep Cavity: Sugars found in diet are metabolized by bacteria that adhere on tooth surface forming acid and breakdown tooth structure eventually causing the tissue (pulp) to become inflamed or infected causing tooth pain. ...Read more

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What causes toothaches?

What causes toothaches?

Mulitple things: Decay, trauma, infection, are the most common. Sometimes recession and exposure of the root surface of the tooth will cause some pain as well. It depends on the symptoms which one is likely the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause severe toothache?

See dentist: Most commonly a cavity - tooth decay. Other causes, sinus infection, cracked tooth, grinding of teeth, trauma. Take OTC meds and see dentist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause random toothaches?

Possible teeth grind: It is possible that you are grinding your teeth. Your dentist should be able to diagnose if that is the case. Treatment is painless and relatively quick with a properly designed orthotic. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of toothache?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the nerves in the tooth or surrounding tissues will cause a toothache. The inflammation can be caused by trauma, a cavity, a non-vital nerve, even a cracked filling or tooth. You'll need to be evaluated by a dentist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What causes toothache when it gets cold?

Toothache to cold: There is nerve tissue within the tooth whose purpose is to detect stimuli and transmit it to the brain as a protective mechanism. In similar fashion if you hold your hand near fire, the brain says : "careful, danger"? The cause can be from merely extreme cold, to defective filling, to decay, to cervical erosion, the fractured tooth, to exposed nerve. See a dentist to determine which one it is. ...Read more

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Does toothache usually cause many symptoms?

Pain: Toothache is a symptom. Toothache is pain that results from an injury to the pulp of a tooth. This is where the nerve endings of each tooth are located. The injury could be a deep cavity, broken tooth, bacterial infection or a loose tooth. ...Read more

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What are common causes of painful toothache?

Causes: 1. Cavities 2. Cracks 3. Clenching/grinding on a high filling 4. Trauma. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Toothache (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more