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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 ...Read more


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What can I do to get some sleep despite my trigeminal neuralgia pain?

What can I do to get some sleep despite my trigeminal neuralgia pain?

Definite treatment : Sometimes Amitriptyline may help. However, i would strongly recommend to have definite treatment: surgery or radiofrequency ablation. ...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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Is it possible to get good results using acupuncture for trigeminal neuralgia pain?

Is it possible to get good results using acupuncture for trigeminal neuralgia pain?

EastWest Integrative: Medication management is the first line of treatment. 60-70% of patients will be controlled with medications. The medication is titrated to the point of pain control or the inability of the patient to tolerate the side effects. At this point I use acupuncture/acupressure to ameliorate side effects and tapper down medications. ...Read more

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Would an impacted wisdom tooth make you get trigeminal neuralgia?

Would an impacted wisdom tooth make you get trigeminal neuralgia?

No: Trigeminal neuralgia is a complicated condition affecting the trigeminal nerve. Although impact wisdom teeth can be located in close proximity to one branch of the trigeminal nerve, the two conditions are not directly related. Impacted wisdom teeth can however cause multiple symptoms through the head and neck region. See your local oral surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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I have trigeminal neuralgia i'm on gabapentin and Dilantin . I was put on macronid for a bladder infection. How i'm get my shocks back.Iis it the mar?

I have trigeminal neuralgia  i'm on gabapentin and Dilantin . I was put on macronid for a bladder infection. How i'm get my shocks back.Iis it the mar?

Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) Dilanti: Sorry about my previous misunderstanding of your question. Dilantin levels have rarely been reported to be lowered by macrodantin, (nitrofurantoin) so you should have your Dilantin level rechecked to see if that is what is going on. Also, if that is the case, you will need it rechecked after stopping Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) because the Dilantin levels could go up again into a toxic range if you doctor had raised the dilantin. ...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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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

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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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more