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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

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Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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Please help me find a specialist in atypical trigeminal neuralgia? I live in waynesboro pa, 17268.

Ask GP: Look for either chonic pain docs, dentists who specialize in tn, neurlogists familiar with the condition. Either ask your family doc who they would recommend or look on line or in phone book for one of these specialists. ...Read more

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Can you name any physicians who specialize in atypical trigeminal neuralgia?

Orofacial pain: Any board certified orofacial pain doctor or neurologist. Check the aaop list. ...Read more

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Is left index finger pain a sign of atypical trigeminal neuralgia on the left side of face?

Is left index finger pain a sign of atypical trigeminal neuralgia on the left side of face?

Not at all: The finger pain is fully independent of your trigeminal issues, and represents an additional co-morbidity. A hand specialist can more fully evaluate. ...Read more

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Do you have to have stabbing electric shock pain on the face to have ATYPICAL TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA? my face burns on the left side but not stabbing!

Do you have to have stabbing electric shock pain on the face to have ATYPICAL TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA? my face burns on the left side but not stabbing!

No: Any feeling or numbness along the nerve area is trigeminal neuropathy. You need to see a doctor for better history and detailed exam to come up with a treatment plan to help resolve this discomfort and stop it from worsening. I hope you feel well soon. ...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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A few years ago i was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. I don't have it anymore. What are the chances of my tn coming back?

Unpredictable: Some people have an episode of trigeminal neuralgia and never have another. The longer the time between an initial episode and any subsequent one diminishes the likelihood that it will recur. Unfortunately, it is not all that predictable. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more


Dr. Paul Grin
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Trigeminal Neuralgia (Definition)

Trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve disorder characterized by sharp, stabbing ...Read more