Trigeminal neuralgia gums

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One or: #dae8f4'>of the causes or: #dae8f4'>of Trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> could be tumors. The Trigeminal nerve and its branches touches many parts or: #dae8f4'>of the face including the sinuses. (Google Gray's Anatomy ( for good diagrams or: #dae8f4'>of where the Trigeminal Nerve is). I personally have not heard that TN loosens or: #dae8f4'>teeth -- although pain in the or: #dae8f4'>teeth and or: #dae8f4'>gums (because or: #dae8f4'>of all the areas the nerve touches) is common. TN pain is usually controlled by anti-convulsant drugs such as Tegretol, Gabapentin, or Trileptal among others.
I have seen 2 general practioners, 1 dentist, 1 oral maxilor: #dae8f4'>ofacial, 1 neurologist, and 1 neurological surgeon. Some say it is trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> and 2 said it isn't because I do not have the pain that goes along with the diagnosis. I can no longer chew on the left side because I do'nt have feeling and I end up biting my cheek. When this first began my left cheek was mush from biting it so much but now I just don't use that side or: #dae8f4'>of my mouth.
I have recently been diagnosed with trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> but my symptoms are not really like I have seen on the internet. I do not have sharp, cutting or electric like pains that last for a few seconds. I have a very painful aching sensation that will last for 1 hour or longer. I have been on carbamazepine 200 mg for 3 weeks and while the pain is a lot better I am still in almost constant aching pain. Is this normal and will the carbamazepine eventually work?
Assuming everything is hunky dory, then we do start talking about Trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>. If you looked at the picture or: #dae8f4'>of the Trigeminal Nerve (cranial nerve V) and read my description, you'll remember that the nerve has three branches (Tri = three, Geminal = roots). V1 handles sensation from the top or: #dae8f4'>of the face above the eye. V2 has the middle part or: #dae8f4'>of the face, nose, upper or: #dae8f4'>gums/or: #dae8f4'>teeth, and upper lip, + others. V3 has the lower jaw, lower or: #dae8f4'>teeth and or: #dae8f4'>gums, lower lip +.
Wow, sorry, I missed this. It is a favorite topic or: #dae8f4'>of mine after learning a great deal about it when I had it. Trigeminal or: #dae8f4'>neuralgia is literally a "pain syndrome or: #dae8f4'>of the Trigeminal nerve. This nerve is the 5th Cranial Nerve and supplies most or: #dae8f4'>of the sensation to the face. There is one on both sides. The Cranial Nerves are nerves that emerge directly out or: #dae8f4'>of the brain or brainstem.
Not having any doctors here to help me I went out or: #dae8f4'>of town to an emergency where they then put me on tegretol and told me I most likley have trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> and set up an appointment with a neurologist.I was on tegretol for two weeks and waiting to go to my neurologist appointment but the pain was still unbearable so I went to the emergency in my city where they changed my meds and put me on neurotin which took a week to work and most or: #dae8f4'>of the pain is gone.
For those or: #dae8f4'>of you with trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>, would you mind me asking you what it feels like? I have been assuming, for a while, that what I have in my face is bilateral trigeminal neurlagia. But, perhaps I'm wrong.
I was diagnosed with Trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> about 10 years ago, and two years ago had a Micro-Vascular Decompression operation that did not fully solve the problem. I am on low daily doses or: #dae8f4'>of Carbamazepan (300-350 mgs) and luckily have 'precursers' (i.e., little electric-like shocks) that warn me before the full-blown pain occurs. I have now developed strabismis, where my binocular vision is 'out' because one eye tracks higher than the other.
Trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> is characterized by frequent, excruciating paroxysms or: #dae8f4'>of pain in lips, <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>gums</span>, cheek, or chin lasting seconds to minutes. The Pain which is severe in nature, stabbing type, lasting for few seconds to minute and which has a triggering factor to it describes pain or: #dae8f4'>of trigeminal or: #dae8f4'>neuralgia. Physical examination or: #dae8f4'>of the patient is normal. Most patients cause is compression due to overgrowth like some tumor in its pathway. Typically presents in middle or old age.
It was more like the <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>gums</span> or something just below the <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>gums</span> along the lower jaw. I thought I had something wrong with my or: #dae8f4'>teeth, i.e. a cavity or something. Anyways, it sounds like that is what you have also. I don't, however, have any numbness now, although I remember having some when I first had it. It sounds like yours is more permanent or chronic, though. Again, thanks for your quick response! You guys are great here!
How successful are botulinum injections to treat atypical trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>? My pain is centered in my left upper or: #dae8f4'>gums but spreads throughout the left side or: #dae8f4'>of my face below my eyes. Throbbing pain with knife-like pain are the usual problems. I always have some pain. Wearing glasses triggers intense pain. I've tried numerous medications with limited success.
Hello, I have been diagnosed with atypical trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>, which my neurologist believes to be caused by inflammation or: #dae8f4'>of two front or: #dae8f4'>teeth in my lower jaw and the surrounding bone following a root canal treatment and multiple root end surgeries on those or: #dae8f4'>teeth. It took 8 months for the diagnosis (I went to see several doctors during that time because or: #dae8f4'>of lasting pain until finally I went to see the neurologist).
I have been under the care or: #dae8f4'>of a Vanderbilt neurosurgeon for the last six years, Dr. Peter Konrad. He implanted a motor cortex stimulator in 2001, with no effect. I have discussed all common treatments for Trigeminal or: #dae8f4'>neuralgia with him as well as with Alana Greca, the nurse who coordinates the TNA support site, and I attended the regional TNA conference in Nashville last May.
I have been told that I have trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> type 2 or atypical. Just last night I was coming down with a migraine so I took a imitrex. The burning pain in my upper and lower or: #dae8f4'>teeth went away. Could this possibly be facial migraines and not TN?
Has anyone else out there sought help from a chiropractor for trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>? I went to one Wednesday and he said that he can do all sorts or: #dae8f4'>of stuff for trigeminal or: #dae8f4'>neuralgia. I was just wondering if anyone else out there ever did and if so did it work?
I was hoping those or: #dae8f4'>of you who've been through trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> could tell me a little about how your problems started - I've been having some suspicious sensations in my jaw, and I'm worrying if trigeminal or: #dae8f4'>neuralgia might be in my future. It sounds just awful! I'm so sorry, for those or: #dae8f4'>of you who do go through it :( I've been having all kinds or: #dae8f4'>of weird sensations and nerve pain all over my body for a couple months now, but none or: #dae8f4'>of it was in my face.
You should ask your PCP for a referral to a neurologist or a facial pain specialist. There is pre-Trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> which manifests as a toothache. Many people have unnecessary dental work done thinking the pain is caused by their or: #dae8f4'>teeth, when in reality it's the nerve. Hot or cold compresses can give temporary relief. I've also used oragel rubbed on the or: #dae8f4'>teeth and or: #dae8f4'>gums to numb the pain temporarily. Let us know how you're doing.
With the Trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> is is lots or: #dae8f4'>of pain for me. It feels like my skin in on fire and shooting pain in on the side or: #dae8f4'>of my cheek, up towards the temple and near my jaw. Is this an MS related symptom? I have had this for years, and have always associated it with cold sores in my mouth. I have had the pain, and not the cold sore, but always thought somehow it was part or: #dae8f4'>of that virus.
There are differences between trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> and Paratrigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> one being that I do not feel pain if something touches my face. Now I don't know what classifies you as having "atypical trigeminal or: #dae8f4'>neuralgia." I do have a request for information in with a Dr. Kauffman in Manitoba who deals specifically with the "or: #dae8f4'>neuralgia's" and I am hoping to hear from him in the next week or so.
If the X rays are fine, then I guess TMJ is a possibility. What about Trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>? This sounds more like TM than TMJ to me. Let us know what the dentist finds. Did the Lyrica help the pain?
Hi reby, I am new as or: #dae8f4'>of today, and got done with my post, and found yours. After years or: #dae8f4'>of being diagnosed with Trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>, and telling Drs that I don't have it (no triggers, not bad, not getting worse), I have done lots or: #dae8f4'>of research. Sounds like TN to me-you should get to a neurologist-ask first if Dr knows about it; from experience, you will need a knowlegable and VERY curious Dr who will work For YOU to find out what's wrong. A good site is: www.tna-support.
Hi. I have been diagnosed with Trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> and take Tegretol twice daily. I also have the sensation or: #dae8f4'>of my or: #dae8f4'>teeth vibrating as one person posted. It happens particularly when my medicine is low in my system-right before the next dose. It does happen other times, but not as intensely. During the intense times it feels like I imagine a person biting a live electrical wire would feel. I have told my doctors about this and they don't seem puzzled about it.
My retina surgeon first referred me to a neurologist, who thought it was atypical facial pain/trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span>. I later confirmed this diagnosis with with a neuro ophthalmologist at Univ or: #dae8f4'>of Pennsylvania. He said this is rare but he does have 2-3 patients who have experienced this same situation. I had severe side effects from the neuralgic meds that were prescribed and had to discontinue them.
I have had trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> for almost 5 years. I have had MVD, Gamma Knife, Nerve Blocks and 4 days ago I had Balloon Compression. I have taken just about every medicine you can think or: #dae8f4'>of and am on ALOT or: #dae8f4'>of medicines. In addition I have migraines with cluster variance (this is what my neurologist diagnosed it as) whatever they are they are horrrible. I have high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, TMJ, Interstitial Cystitis, Reflux.
Welcome to the Trigeminal <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>neuralgia</span> Forum! Here you will find a wonderful group or: #dae8f4'>of people, who have TN, suspect they may have TN or are being currently being diagnosed. We are all patients, not doctors and are here to support and share experiences and information with each other as we navigate through all the challenges TN presents to both ourselves and those in our lives.
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