The most common complaint in dental offices is a toothache! 99.9% of patients suffering from any disease will complain first of a toothache!
What does the dentist looks for when I complain of a toothache?
Your dentist is interested in diagnosing the disease causing the pain not just relieving the tooth. So your dentist may ask you the following questions:
- When did the pain start?
- Location of pain?
- When and what makes it worse?
- What makes it better?
- Have you extracted a tooth before?
- Do you properly brush your teeth? And regularly?
After listening to your answers, your dentist will examine your mouth, teeth, molars, gums, jaws, tongue, throat, sinuses, ears, nose, and neck. And may ask for few Investigations like X-rays and blood tests.
A toothache is one of the most important symptoms/complains in dental offices. Its treatment depends on detecting the cause of the pain. The most common cause of tooth decay, so by proper daily brushing of your teeth, you can save yourself from it and many other complications.