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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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/16/2015
Todd C. Snyder, DDS
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