from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A toothache.
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- n. toothache
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Toothache.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pain in the teeth; toothache.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ache localized in or around a tooth
If this experiment is again tried in odontalgia, or hemicrania, the painful membrane of the tooth or head should be included between the south and north poles of a horse-shoe magnet, or between the contrary poles of two different magnets, that the magnetism may be accumulated on the torpid part.
Some other diseases are erroneously called rheumatic, as hemicrania, and odontalgia.
Hence odontalgia is found to belong to the order of decreased irritation.
There is no one effective treatment option for atypical odontalgia sufferers, but studies have shown that neuropathic pain medications appear to be effective for most patients.
His medication has been increased to the maximum dose, but he is still in pain, and he now has a diagnosis of odontalgia.
Atypical odontalgia is pain in seemingly normal teeth and is diagnosed only after invasive treatments, such as further tooth extraction, have failed to alleviate pain.
He comments that a patient might talk of a "shiner" whereas a doctor (holy of holies) would speak of a "periorbital ecchymosis," which is true only if you could imagine a doctor referring to cephalalgia instead of a headache or odontalgia instead of a toothache.