8 doctors weighed in:

Can dental work cause tn? 

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Tn is due to inflammation of the fifth cranial nerve.
Dental work could cause it but more likely than not it simply inflamed the condition which you already had before the dentist performed the work.

In brief: Maybe

Tn is due to inflammation of the fifth cranial nerve.
Dental work could cause it but more likely than not it simply inflamed the condition which you already had before the dentist performed the work.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Thank
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not directly

Likely a condition already established that could be triggerd by anything, including a procedure.
Or just touching your face. There are specific bite and mouth conditions associated with tn. Generally, the fifth cranial nerve is compressed. Can be improved with bite treatment, or many invasive surgical approaches.

In brief: Not directly

Likely a condition already established that could be triggerd by anything, including a procedure.
Or just touching your face. There are specific bite and mouth conditions associated with tn. Generally, the fifth cranial nerve is compressed. Can be improved with bite treatment, or many invasive surgical approaches.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
Thank
Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry

In brief: No

Trigeminal neuralgia is a neurological disease that can cause severe pain seemingly of dental origin.
A lot of unnecessary dental treatment can be done in a futile effort to relieve this pain if the underlying cause is tn. Dental work can possibly trigger tn pain but the underlying cause of tn is thought to be contact between a blood vessel and the trigeminal nerve at the base of the brain.

In brief: No

Trigeminal neuralgia is a neurological disease that can cause severe pain seemingly of dental origin.
A lot of unnecessary dental treatment can be done in a futile effort to relieve this pain if the underlying cause is tn. Dental work can possibly trigger tn pain but the underlying cause of tn is thought to be contact between a blood vessel and the trigeminal nerve at the base of the brain.
Dr. John DeWolf
Dr. John DeWolf
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors