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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. 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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How can u just wake up one day and have peripheral neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia? Could this be linked to CNS inflammation? What cause? 31yrwf

Possibly: Peripheral neuropathy can be any nerve, or more often refers to a type of "stocking-glove" area of feet or hands seen in diabetes, thyroid disease, B12 deficiency, . Trigeminal neuralgia is specific to that nerve, and can involve branches of the trigeminal individually. Most cases are from compression of the nerve by the superior cerebellar artery. Treatments ;gasser. Gangion block, micros. Decompr. ...Read more

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I have myoclonus (self diagnosed) weakness, headaches, neuropathy' trigeminal neuralgia. I have sle. I'm convinced my lupus is affecting the pns.?

I have myoclonus (self diagnosed) weakness, headaches, neuropathy' trigeminal neuralgia. I have sle. I'm convinced my lupus is affecting the pns.?

Yes: Sle is an autoimmune disorder that can cause mixed neuropathies in a minority of affected patients. Antidepressant and anti-seizure medications are usually the mainstay of treatment. ...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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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 long term stress and anxiety cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Can long term stress and anxiety cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Not likely: The causes of trigeminal neuralgia include some compression of the nerve and some other possible causes. Stress and anxiety may certainly worsen the problem and bring it to attention, but they alone are not likely the underlying cause. We typically perform imaging to look for something that is pressing on the nerve, so to speak. I recommend the American Headache Society website for more into. ...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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What can cause trigeminal neuralgia (tn)?

Unclear: Different reasons: viral, inflammatory, and most of the time it's not clear. ...Read more

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What is the the cause / causes of trigeminal neuralgia. Is it a life long illness?

Trigeminal neuralgia: The most common form of paroxysmal orofacial pain is TN. When a demonstrable structural lesion such as a tumor (e.g., meningioma), vascular malformation or demyelinating disease (multiple sclerosis) has been identified, TN is classified as symptomatic. When the cause of TN is unknown, it is classified as idiopathic. See an orofacial pain specialist for diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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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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Can the pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia be neaseating? How do I deal with the exhaustion the pain causes?

Can the pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia be neaseating? How do I deal with the exhaustion the pain causes?

Treatment: Trigeminal Neuralgia is extremely rare in your age group; consult a neurologist or an Orofacial Pain Dentist ASAP. Severe facial pain could be related to an underlying medical condition.

With regards to exhaustion and nausea from the severity of the pain, the best way is to manage the pain. Anti-convulsants drugs are most commonly used for the management of Trigeminal Neuralgia. ...Read more

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Could dental work cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Not usually: Newer leading research indicates that it is an enlarged blood vessel - possibly the superior cerebellar artery - compressing or throbbing against the microvasculature of the trigeminal nerve near its connection with the pons. Such a compression can injure the nerve's protective myelin sheath and cause erratic and hyperactive functioning of the nerve. ...Read more

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Can cluster headache cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Can cluster headache cause trigeminal neuralgia?

Definitely, no: Cluster headaches are sometimes mistaken for trigeminal neuralgia because they have similar symptoms. However, there are a number of big differences between the two conditions. TN is episodic (paroxysmal) neuropathic disorder. Cluster headache is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. ...Read more

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Can bruxism cause similar symptoms to that of trigeminal neuralgia?

Can bruxism cause similar symptoms to that of trigeminal neuralgia?

Unrelated: In trigeminal neuralgia pain is caused by damage to the trigeminal nerve, a cranial nerve that comes directly from the brain stem. Bruxism is the involuntary grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep and it is movement disorder. ...Read more

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Can facial neuralgia or trigeminal neuralgia cause long term enlarged achy lymph nodes in your neck?

Can facial neuralgia or trigeminal neuralgia cause long term enlarged achy lymph nodes in your neck?

No relationship: Facial or trigeminal neuralgia is due to irritation of the trigeminal nerve. Enlarged achy lymph nodes are due to a local infection, typically at some site that drains to them. Much of the trigeminal nerve is inear the brain except for the peripheral portions leading up to the face. It is extremely rare to have a "nerve" infection that results in lymphadenopathy. Most likely, they are unrelated. ...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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What are the causes of trigeminal neuralgia?

What are the causes of trigeminal neuralgia?

Several: Most commonly, there is a blood vessel that touches the trigeminal nerve and causes the covering of the nerve to wear off. This results in abnormal nerve transmission and pain. Much less commonly, there could be compression of the nerve by a mass or tumor. ...Read more

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If herpes can cause vestibular neuritis. Is it possible it could spread throughout the nerves causing things like trigeminal neuralgia?

No, See Neurologist: The most commonly accepted theory of what causes trigeminal neuralgia is vascular compression and not viral infection. See a neurologist or orofacial pain specialist for final diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can any exercises that cause stress on the neck area trigger trigeminal neuralgia, or any positions that causes blood to rush to head?

Can any exercises that cause stress on the neck area trigger trigeminal neuralgia, or any positions that causes blood to rush to head?

Not believed so: TN is not believed to occur as the result of exercises placing stress on the neck nor positions which cause blood to "rush to the head." Some causes are DIRECT COMPRESSION of the nerve itself by a tumor, aneurysm, AVM, or blood vessel nicking the nerve. Surgeries, strokes, or MS can also cause damage to the myelin covering of the nerve causing pain. Need More info? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...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. Sanjiv Kaul
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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