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Glossary for Tooth pain

  • Abscess: General name for any pus-filled lump or swelling
  • Acoustic neuroma: A benign tumor of the 8th cranial nerve which lies in the tube connecting the inner ear to the brain.
  • Actinomycosis: An infection that results from the bacteria sp. Actinomyces.
  • Acute otitis media:
  • Angina Pectoris: Variant of Angina Pectoris, where episodic chest pain occurs without exertion or provocation, due to a transient spasm of a coronary artery; more common in women
  • Chemical poisoning - White Phosphorus: White Phosphorus is a chemical used mainly in fertilizers, water treatment, rodenticides and insecticides (for cockroaches). Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Dental abscess: Abscess of tooth, gum, or jawbone
  • Dental caries: A destructive process causing decalcification of the tooth enamel leading to cavitation of the tooth
  • Dental conditions: Conditions that affect ones dentition
  • Dental tissue neoplasm: A tumor that develops from tissues inside the mouth that form the teeth. There are a number of types of tumors that can develop from tooth forming tissues: ameloblastoma, Pindorg tumor, cementoblastoma and many others. The tumor may be benign or malignant but can cause dental problems even if it is benign.
  • Glaucoma: Vision damage from a buildup of fluid pressure in the eye.
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia: A condition which is characterized by sever pain that originates on the side of the throat and extends to the ear
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Middle ear infection: Infection of middle ear also called otitis media.
  • Migraine: Chronic recurring headaches with or without a preceding aura.
  • Periorbital Cellulitis: Bacterial infection of the superficial tissues surrounding the eyes, often following a conjunctivitis or middle ear infection
  • Peritonsillar abscess: also known as quinsy
  • Postherpetic neuralgia: A condition which is characterized by persistent burning pain and hyperesthesia along the distribution of a cutaneous nerve
  • Sialadenitis: Salivary gland inflammation due to obstruction of the salivary gland or a duct.
  • Sinusitis: Infection of any of the sinus cavities.
  • Sphenoid Sinusitis: Accumulation of mucoid secretions in the sphenoid sinus located deep to the nose, often with subsequent colonisation and infection by bacteria, viruses or fungi
  • TMJ Syndrome: Disorder of the jaw joint
  • Temporal arteritis: Inflamed head artery causing headache.
  • Tooth Demineralization: The loss of minerals such as calcium from the tooth enamel. Demineralization can result from eating acidic foods or from the acids produced by oral bacteria that live on food particles in the mouth.
  • Toothache: Tooth pain caused by irritation of a nerve in the tooth root. The tooth pain may result from tooth decay, infection, injury or tooth loss.
  • Trigeminal neuralgia: Facial pain associated with the trigeminal nerve.


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