Re: trigeminal neuropathy - scared !!!!
I'm not convinced either that it's TN. My sister had it and eventually had vascular decompression surgery for it so I am pretty familiar with the issues. The fact that cold air doesn't trigger it would add to that evidence. I think I'd just have the tooth pulled as it seems a lot is wrong with it anyway. If the pain goes away after that then you know what's going on. If not, you're back where you are but don't have to worry about the tooth anymore. Not a good trade off, I admit.
The docs in Seattle that are approved by the facial pain group are:
Marc R. Mayberg, MD, Seattle
Laligam N. Sekhar, MD,FACS, Seattle
Ronald F. Young, MD
Just so you have the names in case....