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For most common causes of toothache, the prognosis is good with appropriate dental care. Following good dental hygiene, such as brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and routine check-ups by the dentist, helps to prevent dental problems.
For conditions other than dental and jaw problems, prompt diagnosis and treatment usually improve the long-term outcome.
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Previous contributing editors: Ruben Olmedo, MD, Chief, Division of
Toxicology, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine,
Mount Sinai Medical Center; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy
Editor, eMedicine; James Ungar, MD, Medical Director, Chair Department of Emergency Medicine Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/10/2014
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