Different types of toothache – DentalDost

Toothache is medically known as ‘odontalgia’ – ‘odont’ refers to your tooth and ‘algia’ refers to pain in ancient greek.
This kind of pain usually arises when the nerve endings of the tooth are subjected to various changes due to external or internal stimuli. Hence these could be due to loss of protective layer, due to underlying infection, due to tooth fracture and innumerable other reasons. The eruption of the third molars is also a very common cause of pain.