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Toothache (cont.)

What Is the Prognosis for a Toothache?

For most common causes of toothache, the prognosis is good with appropriate dental medicine. 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 will improve the long-term outcome.

REFERENCES:

Cohen, Leonard A. et al. "Toothache Pain: A Comparison of Visits to Physicians, Emergency Departments and Dentists." Journal of the American Dental Association 139.9 September 2008: 1205–1216.

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


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/11/2017

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