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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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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What pain relief do you suggest for acute neurological nerve pain?

What pain relief do you suggest for acute neurological nerve pain?

Acute nerve pain: Hello. If no allergy to steroids, then steroids can be beneficial with reducing acute nerve pain. If allergy to steroids,but none to Toradol, then you could benefit from 5 days of this. Meds such as gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) elavil, etc. can be useful too- if no allergies to them. ...Read more

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On 10mg amytriptoline for nerve pain in my thighs how long does it take to get in your system and give some pain relief?

On 10mg amytriptoline for nerve pain in my thighs how long does it take to get in your system and give some pain relief?

10mg Amitriptyline: Hello. This is a very low dose. I start patients this low if they are extremely sensitive to meds. Next dose up from 10mg is 25mg. You may just need an additional 15mg in your system to make the difference with your neuropathic thigh pain.In my patient population 10mg-100mg at night has worked the best. Gradual increase to achieve the "correct dose." We increase every 3 days to a set dose per pt. ...Read more

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Will I get more pain relief from nerve pain if I use a combination of both drugs like elavil and Lyrica, (pregabalin) than if I used just one ?

Will I get more pain relief from nerve pain if I use a combination of both drugs like elavil and Lyrica, (pregabalin) than if I used just one ?

Most likely: Since they attack "nerve" pain by different mechanisms then there is a potential for additive benefit. They are often used in combination for that purpose. Keep in mind that medications like this do not work right away, so if you can tolerate as they "get into your system" over the course of a few weeks you will be able to see if they truly work for you. ...Read more

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I have a toothache in my upper r jaw, now I have some kind nerve pain in my cheeck on that side. Is thst pain caused by my toothache or ?

I have a toothache in my upper r jaw, now I have some kind nerve pain in my cheeck on that side. Is thst pain caused by my toothache or ?

Possibly...: In many instances the pain from a toothache can manifest itself in other areas of the face, head, and neck. Please see a local dentist to have that tooth examined and treated. ...Read more

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Sciatic nerve pain recent shingles was treated with acyclovir shingles didn't get any worse but ache like toothache left side hip/buttock area?

Sciatic nerve pain recent shingles was treated with acyclovir shingles didn't get any worse but ache like toothache left side hip/buttock area?

Shingles: What you may be experiencing is something called "post herpetic neuralgia", which is a condition that can occur after an episode of shingles. It is a nerve pain and generally takes time to get better. Can be days, weeks, months or in rare cases, years. The treatment of choice for nerve related pains is something called neurontin (gabapentin). ...Read more

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I wear a retainer awaiting implant. Can this cause tooth pain and nerve pain on bottom teeth and cause them to shift?

I wear a retainer awaiting implant. Can this cause tooth pain and nerve pain on bottom teeth and cause them to shift?

Ask your dentist: It seems that you are in treatment ad that office is the best source of guidance on your dental care. Call them ASAP - it might help insure the best total procedure outcome! ...Read more

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Wis tooth cavity. NO TOOTH PAIN but burning nerve pain and mucosa sensitivity behind tooth where space is. No redness but painful to press. What is it?

Wis tooth cavity. NO TOOTH PAIN but burning nerve pain and mucosa sensitivity behind tooth where space is. No redness but painful to press. What is it?

Impossible: Impossible to diagnose in this forum. You have to be seen, examined, X-rayed, palpated, probed, to be properly diagnosed and treated. Please see your Dentist NOW before the problem gets out of hand. ...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


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more