Treatments for toothaches vary, depending on the cause of the pain. WebMD reports that treatments may include noninvasive methods such as antibiotics. More severe cases may require extraction, a root canal or phototherapy with a cold laser.
WebMD cites tooth decay as the most common cause of toothaches but also lists abscesses, tooth fractures, damaged fillings, repetitive motions (such as chewing gum) and infected gums as other possible causes. Toothache pain may be sharp or constant when pressure is applied, and it could result in swelling of the face or pain in the ears. Those experiencing a toothache should see their dentists and describe the pain to reach a diagnosis.