Toothache is sometimes misdiagnosed as Oro-Facial Neurovascular Pains

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Oro-Facial Neurovascular Pains, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Toothache.

A dentist checks the tooth area to determine the cause of the toothache. X-ray images of the affected area help in determining the cause of the toothache, Toothache can be relieved by removing the decay and applying a filling if the decay is in the early stages. If the decay has reached the roots, a root canal is required. Antibiotics may be required to reduce the infection prior. If left untreated, root decay can lead into abscess as well as the infection spreading to the face.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Sensitivity in teeth, swelling in gums or jaw, pain when chewing, headaches, bleeding or discharge from gums, injury or trauma to the area, bad breath, fever, bad taste in your mouth, swollen glands

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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