Trigeminal Neuralgia and Persistent Toothaches
Let’s say you have a persistent toothache that won’t go away. Your dentist hasn’t been able to figure out what is causing it despite exams and x-rays. It’s suggested that you have a root canal and agree to go ahead – because you’re willing to try anything to feel better.
You have the root canal, but the pain still does not go away.
A toothache can be the first symptom of Trigeminal Neuralgia. We frequently see patients who have been to their dentist and had numerous treatments that all failed. It’s depressing and scary. And the fear makes the pain worse.
At New York TMJ & Orofacial Pain, the first line of treatment for trigeminal neuralgia (after the diagnosis) involves medications to reduce the nerve sparking and excitation you’ve been dealing with. We may prescribe topical medications to apply inside your mouth and on your face, repetitive nerve blocks with lidocaine, BOTOX® injections, or a combination. Our goal is to keep trying until you start to feel better.
You don’t have to suffer from trigeminal neuralgia, and there is hope. If pain in your face or jaw is taking over your life, it’s time to look deeper, and we can help.
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More detailed information about trigeminal neuralgia and trigeminal nerve pain can be found here: Understanding the Difference Between Trigeminal Nerve Pain & Trigeminal Neuralgia.