6 doctors weighed in:
Is tegretol an effective way to treat face pain?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Tegretol is the first line treatment for trigeminal neuralgia.
It can also be helpful for other neuropathic pain syndromes.

In brief: Yes
Tegretol is the first line treatment for trigeminal neuralgia.
It can also be helpful for other neuropathic pain syndromes.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: May be
It is effective for the trigeminal neuralgia (tic) type of pain but not for other facial pains.

In brief: May be
It is effective for the trigeminal neuralgia (tic) type of pain but not for other facial pains.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Dr. Michael Gofeld
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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Facial pain could be related to a number of different problems ranging from dental issues to nerve pain as in trigeminal neuralgia.
Tegretol has been used for management of nerve pain disorders including trigeminal neuralgia. This is an older way of treating neuropathic pain, and these days we have better medications. Tegretol has a number of side effects which have made its use less common.

In brief: Yes
Facial pain could be related to a number of different problems ranging from dental issues to nerve pain as in trigeminal neuralgia.
Tegretol has been used for management of nerve pain disorders including trigeminal neuralgia. This is an older way of treating neuropathic pain, and these days we have better medications. Tegretol has a number of side effects which have made its use less common.
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Sometimes
For certain neurological disorders, yes.
For others no. Best bet is to see an oral surgeon or oro-facial pain doc for diagnosis. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

In brief: Sometimes
For certain neurological disorders, yes.
For others no. Best bet is to see an oral surgeon or oro-facial pain doc for diagnosis. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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