toothache

noun
tooth·ache | \ˈtüth-ˌāk \

Definition of toothache 

: pain in or about a tooth

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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. Washington Post, "FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves," 23 May 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. Washington Post, "FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves," 23 May 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 Tooth decay is the most common cause of toothaches, the Mayo Clinic says, although things like injuring your teeth or having a sinus infection can cause them, too. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Cavity Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore," 10 Apr. 2018 The two full-time Syrian doctors and rotating roster of up to three American physicians treat everything from toothaches to infections from festering wounds. Shria Rubin, USA TODAY, "These evangelicals in Israel are on a mission to win the hearts and minds of Syrians," 10 Apr. 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. Washington Post, "FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves," 23 May 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 \

Kids Definition of toothache

: pain in or near a tooth

toothache

noun
tooth·ache | \ˈtüth-ˌāk \

Medical Definition of toothache 

: pain in or about a tooth

called also odontalgia

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