Tooth pain is caused by irritation of the root nerves located in pulpal tissue:
The pulp is the tooth's center and its neurovascular supply
Other etiologies, both inside the mouth and ...
May be referred to jaw, ear, face, eye, and neck (sensory distribution of 5th cranial nerve)
Pain often associated with chewing, changes in temperature, an...
Maintain patent airway in patients with severe facial swelling or trismus
The patient should be kept in a sitting position if possible
Suspicion of deep-space infections (e.g., Ludwig angina, retropharyngeal abscess)
Facial cellulitis proximal to the eye
Inability to maintain nutr...
Mistaking a deep infection for local infection
Failing to identify source of referred pain to the mouth
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Lockhart PB, Hong CH, van Diermen DE. The influence of systemic diseases o...
521.00 Dental caries, unspecified
525.9 Unspecified disorder of the teeth and supporting structures
522.5 Periapical abscess without sinus
521.81 Cracked tooth
523.10 Chronic gingi...
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