toothache

noun

tooth·​ache ˈtüth-ˌāk How to pronounce toothache (audio)
: pain in or about a tooth

Examples of toothache in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second is toothache, a call to visit the dentist. Samer Zaky, Discover Magazine, 10 May 2024 The health benefits of wild garlic Wild garlic appears to have a host of healthy properties and has long been used in Europe and Asia as a homeopathic remedy for everything from toothaches to bloating to the flu. Christina Pérez, Vogue, 2 May 2024 Many people turn to over-the-counter (OTC) aspirin for occasional relief from mild to moderate pain, including headaches, toothaches, and menstrual cramps. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 3 Apr. 2024 Cue the scene in which Kong figures out what to do about his giant toothache, for example. USA TODAY, 28 Mar. 2024 The poor guy is also suffering from a toothache, which is about to become a major plot point. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 28 Mar. 2024 What Causes Sinus Pressure? Sinus pressure may cause pain behind your eyes, tenderness of your face, and toothache. Sarah Bradley, Health, 31 Aug. 2023 Humans have been using castoreum for more than 2,000 years, mostly to cure ailments like headaches, earaches, toothaches, fevers and gout. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Nov. 2023 Side effects of Dupixent may include injection site reactions, conjunctivitis (eye irritation), joint pain, digestive distress, insomnia and toothache. Joe and Teresa Graedon, oregonlive, 17 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toothache was in the 14th century

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“Toothache.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toothache. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

toothache

noun
tooth·​ache ˈtü-ˌthāk How to pronounce toothache (audio)
: pain in or near a tooth

Medical Definition

toothache

noun
tooth·​ache ˈtüth-ˌāk How to pronounce toothache (audio)
: pain in or about a tooth

called also odontalgia

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