Toothaches: Causes, Treatments, and Prevention
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What causes toothache? 5 possible conditions

A toothache is pain you feel in or around your teeth. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment. Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Tooth Decay

A cavity, also called tooth decay, is a hole that forms in your tooth. Cavities start small and gradually become bigger when they're left untreated.

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2

Oral Cancers

Oral cancer is a cancer that affects the tissues of the mouth and throat, one symptom of which may be a lump in the neck.

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3

Swollen Gums

Swollen gums, or gingival swelling, is a painful condition in which gums are irritated, sensitive, or bleed easily.

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4

Sinus Infections (Sinusitis)

A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is a condition that occurs when your nasal passages become infected and inflamed.

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5

Heart Attack Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A clot blocks the blood flow to the heart (heart attack), and damages heart muscle. Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, and a blue or grey tinge to the skin.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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