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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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In trigeminal neuralgia, is the pain throbbing/stabbing on the face, or more like constant tension on the cheek, behind the ear and jawline?

In trigeminal neuralgia, is the pain throbbing/stabbing on the face, or more like constant tension on the cheek, behind the ear and jawline?

Paroxysmal in face: Typical trigeminal neuralgia pain is characterized by paroxysmal or sudden brief attacks of pain: throbbing, stabbing or electric confined to the face. Pain may be triggered by touch. Not behind the ear or constant tension. ...Read more

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I have bilateral trigeminal neuralgia and its been affecting my tonsils, throat and ears. Cant get any relief. any suggestions?

Bil Trigeminal Pain: What have you been treated with thus far? Tegretol? Trileptal? Gabapentin? These are all neuropathic (nerve pain) pain agents.There are several others available if you have exhausted the ones listed. Another option is a gasserian ganglion block (with glycerol or phenol) which targets trigeminal neuropathy. Experienced anesthesia pain doctor would need to perform this procedure. ...Read more

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Trigeminal neuralgia. I get a shock-like pain behind my ear in the divot by jawline. Scalp sensitivity also comes and goes. Get this looked at ?

Trigeminal neuralgia.  I get a shock-like pain behind my ear in the divot by jawline. Scalp sensitivity also comes and goes.  Get this looked at ?

Yes, an exam: By a physician would better serve you since a diagnosis based on good physical exam will lead to faster resolution of your problem. This maybe temporomandibular joint dysfunction, could be lesser occipital nerve irritation and trigeminal neuralgia seems less likely since it would involve mostly your face not behind the ear. ...Read more

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Pain started in ear now hurts in ear, jaw, teeth, neck, cheek, head on one side. Hurts same side when swallow. Trigeminal neuralgia? possibilities?

Pain started in ear now hurts in ear, jaw, teeth, neck, cheek, head on one side. Hurts same side when swallow. Trigeminal neuralgia?  possibilities?

Trigeminal anatomy: True trigeminal neuralgia is a sudden intense pain over a portion of the face lasting a few seconds at most, and likely immobilizing the victim. Your description suggests a different process, perhaps a TMJ, or dental issue such as an abscessed tooth. Start with your dentist first, and see if you can find answers. ...Read more

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L subclavian vein stenosis not Tx. Left jaw,lip,ear etc turns pins&needles/numb whenswimming. trigeminal neuralgia too. ? Paraesthesia vascular. ? Why

L subclavian vein stenosis not Tx. Left jaw,lip,ear etc turns pins&needles/numb whenswimming. trigeminal neuralgia too. ? Paraesthesia vascular. ? Why

Vein?: If the stenotic vein is severe enough to effect health, you would more likely have left sided pain, swelling in the arm, bluish tint to the fingers. Symptoms you're describing might be associated with a stenotic ARTERY (especially if there is "steal" syndrome). If it is the vein that has been stenotic, one can trust the decision not to treat, but could also expect spinal xray series or mri check ...Read more

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Is trigeminal neuralgia very serious?

Is trigeminal neuralgia very serious?

YES! If not treated.: Tn is a specific name to a type of facial pain. It can take a few doctors visits to get a final ruling. Don't wait it is not cancer but the pain can make you wish you were dead! think flesh/tissue and not nerves for face pain! begin a self-care wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture! ...Read more

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Trigeminal neuralgia means pain where?

Trigeminal neuralgia: trigeminal neuralgia involves the face, usually on just one side and can involved the forehead, eye, cheek and jaw. Bilateral TN is usually only seen in patients with MS. ...Read more

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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