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Tooth pain can be caused by decay, damaged dental fillings, repetitive motions, infected gums, fractures and abscesses, according to WebMD. Tooth discomfort varies from sharp, stabbing pain to throbbing pain.


Common symptoms of a tooth infection or abscessed tooth include redness and swelling of the gums, pain while chewing, and throbbing, sharp or shooting pains around the tooth, according to WebMD. A tooth infection may also produce sensitivity to hot or cold beverages.


According to Ala Moana Dental Care, a dead tooth is any tooth that has permanent damage to its inner nerve. Trauma, decay, excessive clenching of the teeth and gum disease can all result in the death of a tooth. It is important for patients to explore treatment options to prevent an unchecked infect


Different tooth diseases include anodontia, hypodontia, dental caries and dental abscesses, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, the National Institutes of Health, MedlinePlus and WebMD. Anodontia is a rare disorder where a person never develops teeth, says the National Organiz


Treatment for toothache depends on the cause; a toothache caused by a cavity may require filling or extraction of the affected tooth, and a toothache caused by infection is generally treated with antibiotics. According to WebMD, a root canal may be needed if the toothache is caused by an infection o


According to Donna S. Bautista, DDS, for MedicineNet, home remedies for tooth infections only help treat pain, and they are not recommended by doctors to treat the spread of bacteria. Patients can take over-the-counter pain medications, such as naproxen and ibuprofen, or they can use saltwater rinse


Treatment options for a cracked tooth include filling the crack, fitting the tooth with a crown, extracting the tooth and replacing it with a prosthesis and leaving the tooth in its current condition, as stated by the American Association of Endodontists. The treatment depends on the size of the cra


Tooth bonding is a dental procedure wherein a dentist bonds a tooth-colored resin to the natural tooth using a special light to harden the material, notes WebMD. The procedure improves the look of a patient's natural teeth.


Glue a tooth back into place by sticking the crown on the tooth with a paste of corn starch and petroleum jelly and pressing the crown down against the tooth gently, states WebMD. Super Glue is an alternative to this paste, but it makes refitting the tooth more difficult.


Smell, like the other human senses, is subjective. However, there are a few smells that many people seem to find particularly unappealing. These smells include human feces, rotting meat and animal feces.