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A 36-year-old female asked:

pain started in ear now hurts in ear, jaw, teeth, neck, cheek, head on one side. hurts same side when swallow. trigeminal neuralgia? possibilities?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Trigeminal anatomy: True trigeminal neuralgia is a sudden intense pain over a portion of the face lasting a few seconds at most, and likely immobilizing the victim. Your description suggests a different process, perhaps a TMJ, or dental issue such as an abscessed tooth. Start with your dentist first, and see if you can find answers.

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Last updated Dec 2, 2015

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