toothache

noun
tooth·​ache | \ ˈtüth-ˌāk How to pronounce toothache (audio) \

Definition of toothache

: pain in or about a tooth

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Emergency departments are equipped only to provide antibiotics or pain medicine to subdue the toothache. Juliana Kim, Washington Post, "Md. dental program for poor pays to remove teeth — but not replace them," 24 Aug. 2019 Historically, it was used by Native Americans as a painkiller and a cure for toothache, coughs, colds, sore throats and snake bite. Cindy Dampier, chicagotribune.com, "Cannabis isn’t the only game in town — medicinal plants that cure headaches and fight cancer can be found in Chicago’s oldest medicinal garden," 25 July 2019 The patient, whose story was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, went to the emergency room after a toothache turned into something more serious. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "Rare Skin Infection Caused This Man to Have a ‘Double Tongue’," 10 July 2019 But right now Diane von Furstenberg has a toothache. Alex Kuczynski, Town & Country, "Diane and Talita von Furstenberg Turn an American Empire into a Family Dynasty," 7 Feb. 2019 The first was a priest in Springfield county who developed this excruciating toothache. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "A history of body horrors from distended scrotums to exploding teeth," 6 Dec. 2018 Emergency support There is nothing worse than having a painful toothache or losing or breaking a tooth on the weekend, then having to wait several days for the dentist to squeeze you in to make the necessary emergency repairs. Karlie Brand, sandiegouniontribune.com, "8 reasons you’ll wish this dentist was yours," 11 July 2018 Three thousand years ago, a horse in Mongolia had a toothache that was probably making it—and its owner—miserable. Lizzie Wade, Science | AAAS, "3000-year-old sawn-off tooth may be the earliest evidence of horse dentistry," 2 July 2018 Benzocaine is also used in popular over-the-counter products for toothaches and cold sores in adults, including Orajel and Anbesol and generic drugstore brands. Matthew Perrone, BostonGlobe.com, "FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of toothache

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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toothache

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toothache

: pain in or near a tooth

toothache

noun
tooth·​ache | \ ˈtüth-ˌāk How to pronounce toothache (audio) \

Kids Definition of toothache

: pain in or near a tooth

toothache

noun
tooth·​ache | \ ˈtüth-ˌāk How to pronounce toothache (audio) \

Medical Definition of toothache

: pain in or about a tooth

called also odontalgia

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