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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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