A 85-year-old female asked:
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wife 85 has transient gum pain relieved by oral benzocaine. pain lasts from 10 minutes to hours. no ulcerations or redness. dr. stumped. ideas?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Gum pain: Firstly one has to rule out tooth issues, gum disease, jaw issues. Once all this is ruled out then one has to assume that she has a type of trigeminal neuralgia
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

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