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Dental work causing TN????

Hi everyone,
I'm new to this site but just wanted to see if anyone had developed TN after dental work. I was pain free until after a root canal last year and after this i had very sensetive teeth and the pain started to spread around one side of my face a few months later.
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Hi, Thank you for your question. This may be Trigeminal neuralgia as you have typical one sided facial pain extending to temple and eye( ophthalmic branch of trigeminal nerve may be involved) and sore gums of the teeth of same side (maxillary branch of 5th nerve). Trigeminal neuralgia may have a triggering factor like recent history of tooth extraction, touch, cold breeze or hot sensation etc. which you need to evaluate and avoid. Drug of choice for trigeminal neuralgia is carbamazepine but as the dose may vary according to severity therefore I would advice an oral medicine specialist consultation or at least a physician to confirm this diagnosis and get you treated accordingly. Take care.
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Thank you for your replie.
I was on Lyrica but only 300mg and then my doctor put me on tegretol. Had an allregic reaction to this so she's trying me on gabeplin (sp?). Steadly going uo to 1800mg but don't see a big difference so far. Waiting to see a neurologist and hopfully see what my options are then.
Thanks again. Hope you're well
Una
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im in the process of being officially diagnosed with ATN due to dental work, i have resisted going onto tegratol as i know what the side effects are. Can anyone give me a good experience on this drug?
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im in the process of being officially diagnosed with ATN due to dental work, i have resisted going onto tegratol as i know what the side effects are. Can anyone give me a good experience on this drug?
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im in the process of being officially diagnosed with ATN due to dental work, i have resisted going onto tegratol as i know what the side effects are. Can anyone give me a good experience on this drug?
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im in the process of being officially diagnosed with ATN due to dental work, i have resisted going onto tegratol as i know what the side effects are. Can anyone give me a good experience on this drug?
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Hi Lizseager,

I was diagnosed about a month and a half ago with TN and the emerg doc put me on Carbamazepine(a brand of tegretol) twice a day(200mg - low dose). It really is mood altering and I had nightmares as well when I first started taking it (I think similar to if you took meds for malaria). I couldn't focus much at work either....BUT on the bright side...the pain disappeared within a week and within another week and a half I stopped taking the meds and it is now gone...for the time being. If the pain reoccurs within 6 months they will test me for MS. But the doc said it may not come back for a very long time!

I'm nervous though because I have a possible root canal appt today and worried it might come back!

Megashoe
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Hi, I had a tooth removed about a year ago and have been in constant pain ever since. A specialist diagnosied TN but I too am avoiding going on Tegretol, I have a prescription already but wonder if the side effects are worth the risk. You think that more people would know about this condition if you can get it just by having a tooth out.I had never heard of it before and didn't realize I really had it until after reading comments from people suffering from it. The only time I have relief from the pain is when I sleep or numbing it with alcohol, I really have no idea what to do?
It's comforting to know it's not all in my head and other people how it feels. I would be interested to know how you go if you decide to take the tegretol, as I am struggling with that decision right now.
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im still off tegretol etc
try taking vitamin b; magnesium and valerian. the idea is to calm the nerves to let it heal, so far i have noticed a difference especially after starting the valerian.
i also had sinus surgery as i was diagnosed with chronic sinus infection. after the initial settling down phase the ache/pain was diminished the attacks were fewer and less intense. i have just come down with another sinus infection/cold and my face is up like a balloon. im off to the docs to let him know there seems to be a connection with infection and the pain. i do saline nose washes and i need to be careful as i have triggered the nerve in my cheek.
i am also having trigeminal massages done this helps the ache/pain in my neck and jaw as the muscles tighen with the twichting.
i also had a professional tell me i had TN before the procedure I was sooooo angry as im a fit person and there was no pain before the procedure. the dentist did the damage no one else.
maybe go to a naturopath they can give you the supplements. keep in touch maybe we can learn from each other.
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ps once you start taking the prescribed drugs very hard to come off and the dosage increases as the body adjusts to the drugs.
i have watched my motherinlaw who has TN and that is another reason i dont want to take the drugs.
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Hay my name is Ravit, Good to know that i am not alone in this cruel world. Just like you i am suffering from TN POST TRAUMA.  It caused by a dental care too (**** this care). 4 "treatments"  (dentistry) filling,  2 Endodontic therapy, And one Wisdom tooth extraction. Horror movie seem's like a joke compares. I once told that Injection of anesthetic is might be the cause. but who knows...

It happend to me at the age of  21. like you all, I am struggling with taking tegratol or not... for a longggg time. i am taking lyrica and another calming pill.

I tried to go to the university this year and it was to hard, And it made me to sad, I feel like i don't know how to manage my self with this disability.

I decided it is time to try maybe vitamins and i don't realy know what the optimal treatment for this, I heard surgery is out of the question for us .

Good you are here i need some information and i guess a lot of support. I wonder about something and i would like to share it with you.

Before it happend something like a week before i was very cold, Did any of you was ill too
before the dental treatment??? Maybe this lack in the immunity system means something. I will be very honest with you, All of my life i had some depression cause of a private reason, Maybe those things had an effect... I don't know... Did any of you had prior to the dental treatment a depression? or cold... I came to the dentist after  a harsh bronchitis.(silly me)

Anther mystery to me is that my pain is basically interior, And the people with the tipical TN can't even make up. Their pain is experienced so i heared mostly exterior, they can't touch their face, While my pain focus mainly on my tooth and started to mix a little bit with the edge of my tongue - which is interior, I got no problem with my outer face?! Is it realy TN or something the medicine hasn't found yet???  

And i would like to know how do you deal with it? The degree of your function, Because my drop out of the university was with great ordeal, Did any of you could focus on studing???

And finally what better to put on the face cold or hot? Acupuncture did anyone tried??

Dear friends be strong. I send love and hope for us. (PLEASE ANSWER) Sorry if there
are some spelling mistake, English is not my mother language, And sorry it's so long :)
ravit -natali. thank's
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Hay my name is Ravit, Good to know that i am not alone in this cruel world. Just like you i am suffering from TN POST TRAUMA.  It caused by a dental care too (**** this care). 4 "treatments"  (dentistry) filling,  2 Endodontic therapy, And one Wisdom tooth extraction. Horror movie seem's like a joke compares. I once told that Injection of anesthetic is might be the cause. but who knows...

It happend to me at the age of  21. like you all, I am struggling with taking tegratol or not... for a longggg time. i am taking lyrica and another calming pill.

I tried to go to the university this year and it was to hard, And it made me to sad, I feel like i don't know how to manage my self with this disability.

I decided it is time to try maybe vitamins and i don't realy know what the optimal treatment for this, I heard surgery is out of the question for us .

Good you are here i need some information and i guess a lot of support. I wonder about something and i would like to share it with you.

Before it happend something like a week before i was very cold, Did any of you was ill too
before the dental treatment??? Maybe this lack in the immunity system means something. I will be very honest with you, All of my life i had some depression cause of a private reason, Maybe those things had an effect... I don't know... Did any of you had prior to the dental treatment a depression? or cold... I came to the dentist after  a harsh bronchitis.(silly me)

Anther mystery to me is that my pain is basically interior, And the people with the tipical TN can't even make up. Their pain is experienced so i heared mostly exterior, they can't touch their face, While my pain focus mainly on my tooth and started to mix a little bit with the edge of my tongue - which is interior, I got no problem with my outer face?! Is it realy TN or something the medicine hasn't found yet???  

And i would like to know how do you deal with it? The degree of your function, Because my drop out of the university was with great ordeal, Did any of you could focus on studing???

And finally what better to put on the face cold or hot? Acupuncture did anyone tried??

Dear friends be strong. I send love and hope for us. (PLEASE ANSWER) Sorry if there
are some spelling mistake, English is not my mother language, And sorry it's so long :)
ravit -natali. thank's
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Just wanted to say that i just knew a woman a couple of days before, That
suffered for 3 years from neuropathic pain in the Trigeminal nerve due to
dental work - In her looking for help she some how got to do Radio Waves and listen to me she cured . She told me she has done it for a period of 6
monthes and today she feel's no pain at all...It's very important because the cases of pain from dental care is one of the hardest and in that case you left with no hope at all...So i don't know what it says about each and every one of us, But if one (one that i know, there are maybe others) from the dental injuries was cured, we can start hoping and of course shre the knowledge - very important.
by the way it may be considered helping the one with classic TN, and we the dental one's not supposed to get help from it, and still my friend has been hurt in a dental treatment and it helped her.
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Personally, I took Tegretol and felt it made me a "zombie".  My husband and co-workers commented on the change in my personality also.  My pain doc switched me to Trileptal (a newer drug than Tegretol) and it was easier to tolerate -- although it did make me drowsy.  I counteracted that with NoDoz per my doctor's instructions.

There are many "alternative" treatments -- some people have had great success with those -- just be careful because there are also "quacks" who'll promise you anything to get your money.

One thing my pain doc emphasized is that you want to stop the nerve from sending erroneous pain signals or else the nerve "learns" to send the wrong signals.  That's why physicians want to put you on the anti-convulsant medications -- to calm the nerve and stop the signals.  Once the pain is under control, you are better able to question/research what your options are, whether they be surgical or alternative.

Keep us up-to-date with what you're doing.

Hope you find a pain solution!
Nancy
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