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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.


Roblee, Richard. Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy: A Comprehensive Approach to Optimal Patient Care. Chicago, IL: Quintessence Books, 1994: 45-53.

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