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Is it possble that a toothache cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Is it possble that a toothache cause trigeminal neuralgia?

The opposite is true: "There is one disease of the Jaws which seems in reality to have no connection with the Teeth, but of which the Teeth are generally suspected to be the cause. As simple pain demonstrates nothing, a Tooth is often suspected, is perhaps drawn out; but still the pain continues, with this difference however, that it now seems to be in the root of the next Tooth". John Hunter (1778). It is true today. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin
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Trigeminal Neuralgia (Definition)

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a condition that causes repeated (recurring) severe pains in parts of your face. It usually affects people aged over 50. Treatment with a medicine called carbamazepine usually works well to stop the pains. Surgery is an option if medication does not work, or if side-effects from the medicine are ...Read more


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What are non-surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia?

Trigeminal neuralgia: There are a number of medications available that treat TN in addition the Gamma Knife, a radiation source has also been added to the treatment protocols. ...Read more

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What treatments may decrease my trigeminal neuralgia pain?

What treatments may decrease my trigeminal neuralgia pain?

Gamma Knife: Or other forms of stereotactic radiosurgery are possible alternatives to dr. Nguyen's correct suggestions, but not all neurosurgeons have access. ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for trigeminal neuralgia?

Are there any effective treatments for trigeminal neuralgia?

Yes: Antiseizure medications are first line. There are also miscellaneous brain drugs that may work. Important to balance pain relieving dose vs. Potential side effects. Microvascular decompression highly effective. Can try gamma knife surgery, as well as nerve destructive procedures. Important to find a doctor well versed in these treatments. ...Read more

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What is the cure for trigeminal neuralgia?

What is the cure for trigeminal neuralgia?

Depends which Dr.: Many drs rely only on pain meds to control trigeminal neuralgia.Some use surgery to cushion a nerve.More recently (though little known) neuroprolotherapy has been found to help. It consists of injections of 5% glucose near the affected nerve (s) which calms it. I have yet to see if effect is permanent, but my pts like it. Also osteopathic cranial manipulation helps some. So, depends on Dr's training. ...Read more

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What is the cure for trigeminal neuralgia?

Cure for TN: There is no cure for TN. Current state of the art dictates that all patients should be treated initially with medication. But if a patient becomes refractory to medical management or develops serious side effects to medication, surgical intervention should be considered. ...Read more

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I am 35 married woman with no kids. I have TN trigeminal neuralgia. Is it a cure or natural cure. What are the causes.

I am 35 married woman with no kids. I have TN trigeminal neuralgia. Is it a cure or natural cure. What are the causes.

Many causes & Rx's: Trigeminl neuralgia has many causes- sometimes something pressing on the nerve, illnesses like MS & Lyme Disease etc.
Standard treatment is various drugs or surgery- see http://tinyurl. Com/7fssqw
However, it is often cured by homeopathy so I advise seeing a good homeopath- see http://www. Homeopathycenter. Org
Cranial osteopathy also often helps- see http://physician. Academyofosteopathy. Org/ ...Read more

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Is there a clear top treatment for trigeminal neuralgia? What is it?

See below: I would try a medication for neuropathic pain like Lyrica (pregabalin) or gralise. I have had great success with cumbalta as well. See a pain specialist who had do an x-ray guided injection of the nerve. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for trigeminal neuralgia?

Management of TN: All patients should be treated initially with medication. But if a patient becomes refractory to medical management or develops serious side effects to medication, surgical intervention should be considered. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for the pain of trigeminal neuralgia?

Tough Problem: This problem is tough to treat. But the approved treatments which may or may not be the "best" treatments usually involve tegretol, the "spinal cord" muscle relaxants, nerve blocks and ablation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia? Please reply me with the name of the the hospital where this treatment is possible!

Medication: The most common treatment for trigeminal neuralgia is a medication called carbemazepine.
If this first line therapy doesn't work there are several alternatives.
Surgical treatments are reserved for the rare cases which do not respond to any medical treatments. ...Read more

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A trigeminal neuralgia treated with radiofrecuency and present, there is another treatment?

Yes.: Medication management is often sufficient to treat trigeminal neuralgia and should be used as a first-line treatment. When this fails other invasive treatments can be tried such as radiofrequency lesioning or a gamma knife procedure. ...Read more

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Is there anything otc that can help pain from trigeminal neuralgia, something without caffeine? I'm not getting treatment for it yet from my neuro.

Is there anything otc that can help pain from trigeminal neuralgia, something without caffeine? I'm not getting treatment for it yet from my neuro.

Vit B-50 or B-100: 21y/o female asks, Is there anything otc that can help pain from trigeminal neuralgia, something without caffeine? I'm not getting treatment from my neuro. Since one has a Neurologist, the diagnosis is most likely correct and he/she will treat one when considered appropriate. For Now Vitamin B-Complex B-50 or B-100 tab daily, for a few weeks could be helpful ...Read more

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Just been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, and started on a treatment course, will the pain still get worse over time? Will my anxiety decrease?

Just been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, and started on a treatment course, will the pain still get worse over time? Will my anxiety decrease?

No: trigeminal neuralgia, although it can be very painful, can be treated. There is no reason it should get worse over time, especially if you find the right treatment. Once you are no longer in pain, your anxiety might decrease. ...Read more

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I'm on carbamazepine (300 mg) for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia can it lead to elevated GGT level?

I'm on carbamazepine (300 mg) for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia can it lead to elevated GGT level?

Not conclusive: First of all, a single blood test in isolation do not provide enough information to form any definitive conclusions. A number of tests must be performed to have any meaning. Carbamazepine may cause an elevated GGT level, but also NSAIDs OTC may. Talk to your treating physician to find out what the test could mean for you. Carbamazepine 300mg for TN is a very small dose. ...Read more

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Isn't there a test of some sort to tell if you've got trigeminal neuralgia?

No: Trig neuralgia is diagnosed based upon the history and the description of the pain. An MRI may show the loop of a blood vessel next to the trig nerve. This is thought to be the cause but you may still have tn even if the MRI does not show anything as the vessels are quite small. ...Read more

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Can lightly touching my eyebrow that causes a strange ache be something more simple than trigeminal neuralgia? My pain isn't intense. Only when touch

Hard to say: Things like what you have are difficult to help with without seeing and examining the painful areas. Make an appointment with your medical doctor. ...Read more

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38 year old female who has been struggling with trigeminal neuralgia every day for the past 2yrs 8mos. Brain surgery and meds don't help. Suggestions?

Injections, hypnosis: Botox injections may be an option for this type of pain.

Hypnosis can also be quite helpful in the management of neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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Can anyone get trigeminal neuralgia?

Yes: Unfortunately. While usually seen in older adults, tn can occur at any age, even children. There is a role for compression of the trigeminal nerve, usually by a blood vessel. This can be seen on a high quality mri. There is nothing known about how to prevent it. There is ongoing work into the genetics of this disorder. ...Read more

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Could anyone tell me about trigeminal neuralgia?

Trigeminal neuralgia: trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder of the \trigeminal neuralgia where a patient develops a severe sudden electrical like pain. It comes on suddenly and the pain is 10/10. It usually only affects one side of the face and rarely (usually with MS) can involve both sides. There are both medical and surgical treatments available for controlling the pain. ...Read more

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What medicines can be used to treat trigeminal neuralgia?

What medicines can be used to treat trigeminal neuralgia?

Multiple: You can try traditional approach with tegretol, trileptal, neurontin, (gabapentin) etc., or alternative with acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Can TMJ cause trigeminal neuralgia?

No: Similar symptoms but the trigeminal nerve is usually irritated by a different mechanism in trigeminal neuralgia. Most of the time it is irritated by a vascular loop. Often it will respond to medication like Carbamazepine or related anticonvulsants. There is a surgical treatment (vascular decompression) that is sometimes used when medication fails. TMJ is more akin to arthritis of the TM joint. ...Read more

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Can a Vitrectomy cause Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Generally no: A vitrectomy generally does not cause trigeminal neuralgia. If you are having symptoms consistent with trigeminal neuralgia please speak with your physician or make a virtual appointment for further discussion. ...Read more

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Will I need surgery to remove trigeminal neuralgia?

Many times: While some go into long term remission, many others require a procedure. The microvascular decompression is the most effective treatment for tn. Up to 80% are cured and come off medication. ...Read more

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Is toothache a common problem for person with trigeminal neuralgia?

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Is toothache a common problem for person with trigeminal neuralgia?

Yes: Depending on where your neuralgia is located, your pain can feel like it originates in a tooth, even if the tooth is healthy. A dentist can test a tooth to see if there is indeed pathology. Also, there are medications used to manage pain from tn that may help you ...Read more

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Might a toothache cause trigeminal neuralgia, or the other way around?

Definitely, no: Dental procedures do not cause trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is a disease that may cause pain in the teeth or surrounding tissues. ...Read more

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Can trigeminal neuralgia be seen in MRI?

Can trigeminal neuralgia be seen in MRI?

Rarely: Sometimes you can see a vascular anomaly like an extra loop or an aneurysm causing compression on the CN5 but in most cases mri/mra brain come back normal ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Therapy (Definition)

Certain exercises, called "breech" exercises have a mild degree of success. Acupuncture also has ...Read more