When the pain of a toothache hits, it can hit like a hammer, a drill, or in a dull throb. The pain can be dull, nagging and irritating, or intense, acute, and crippling.
In some cases, a tooth might only feel pain when pressure is applied to it, or when temperatures change. And even people who practice good oral hygiene can develop toothaches!
The sad news is that in Australia, in 2013, 16% of adults with natural teeth had experienced a toothache in the previous year!