A 37-year-old female asked:
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how do i know if i have trigeminal neuralgia or burning mouth syndrome? i have symptoms of each. what's the difference? thx

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Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Both very tough: You must see the Oral Medicine specialist. This Dentist has completed years of training to become a specialist for just your kind of problems. In a nutshell, burning mouth remains in mouth. Trigeminal neuralgia (tic deleroux) can be many places including and most often extraorally. You might have both. See the expert. Good Luck.
Answered on Nov 5, 2015

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