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What type of doctor treats trigeminal neuralgia? Pain on right side of my tongue and awhile back right side of face.

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Dr. LaMont Gee
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: A Medical Doctor

Pain from trigeminal neuralgia can result from more than one source.
You need to find a physician who is very familiar with this disorder. Evaluation and treatment may require several different approaches before arriving at a satisfactory solution. I would suggest beginning with a neurologist.

In brief: A Medical Doctor

Pain from trigeminal neuralgia can result from more than one source.
You need to find a physician who is very familiar with this disorder. Evaluation and treatment may require several different approaches before arriving at a satisfactory solution. I would suggest beginning with a neurologist.
Dr. LaMont Gee
Dr. LaMont Gee
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Dr. Clarence Watridge
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Neurologists & Neuro

Neurologists and neurosurgeons treat this entity primarily.
Medical management is first course but surgical interventios are frequently very helpful in resolving/managing the pain.

In brief: Neurologists & Neuro

Neurologists and neurosurgeons treat this entity primarily.
Medical management is first course but surgical interventios are frequently very helpful in resolving/managing the pain.
Dr. Clarence Watridge
Dr. Clarence Watridge
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Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Trigeminal

Trigeminal neuralgia is usually evaluated and diagnoses by neurologists or primary care doctors.
There is medication available for the pain and also radiofrequency surgery. The main thing is do rule out other causes of pain that may resemble trigeminal neuralgia. A root canal infection or the warning pain of the shingles can simulate trigeminal neuralgia. Dental conditions or TMJ must be ruled out. Call your primary care doctor first and then get a referral if neccesary.

In brief: Trigeminal

Trigeminal neuralgia is usually evaluated and diagnoses by neurologists or primary care doctors.
There is medication available for the pain and also radiofrequency surgery. The main thing is do rule out other causes of pain that may resemble trigeminal neuralgia. A root canal infection or the warning pain of the shingles can simulate trigeminal neuralgia. Dental conditions or TMJ must be ruled out. Call your primary care doctor first and then get a referral if neccesary.
Dr. Frances Dyro
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