Dental neuralgia - Definition

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Dental neuralgia refers to severe pain inside the mouth, caused by a damaged nerve located deep inside the tooth. The first cause of dental neuralgia is cavities, which, though initially not painful, do not only progressively destroy the tooth, but cause inflammation of the nerve within the dental pulp in advanced stages. Even if medication can relieve the pain, it is still necessary to immediately consult a dentist to heal the decayed tooth in order to completely cure the dental neuralgia.