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Toothache (cont.)

Toothache Prognosis

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.

Previous contributing authors:

Author: Sara B. Trepanier, MD
Coauthor: Ann S. Chinnis, MD

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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