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Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
Toothache and swelling
Toothache can start suddenly and the pain can range from mild to very strong. It may extend from the tooth to the head, ear and jaw. Find out more.
Trusted information on problems that affect your teeth.
Removing wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth can cause serious problems. Removing a wisdom tooth is usually a safe and effective way to prevent your symptoms from coming back.
A tooth abscess develops when the root of the tooth becomes infected. Find out how to prevent a tooth abscess and when to see a dentist.
Tooth decay occurs when a cavity develops in your tooth. It can affect people of all ages. However, tooth decay can be prevented as well as treated.
Anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs)
Anti-inflammatory medicines can be used to relieve pain, reduce redness and swelling (inflammation), or treat a fever.
Root canal treatment
A root canal treatment can save an infected or damaged tooth. Here’s what’s involved and a list of signs and symptoms indicating it may be needed.
Halitosis (bad breath)
Halitosis (bad breath) is normal when you wake up. But if it doesn't go away after a while, it can be a sign of another condition. Learn more here.
There are several reasons why you may need to have a tooth pulled. Learn what to expect during and after this dental procedure.
The most common cause of a dental injury is a fall or playing sport. It can also happen from eating something hard. Learn more here.