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Old 04-08-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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ATypical Facial Pain

For the last 4 weeks i have been suffering from an intermittent face pain just on the left side/cheek area.

Have seen 2 different dentists. The first just put a temporary filling (which i didnt need). Still had face pain after!!
As i wasnt happy with that went to the 2nd dentist took xray and found nothing! He prodded/tapped and investigated and none of which hurt me.

However, he informed me that according to what i was describing that i might have ATypical Facial Pain Syndrome!

So, have been researching this, and my symptoms seem to be of this condition Trigeminal Neuralgia.

He has referred me to the hospital for further tests.... but i really dont know what to expect they will do!

The description of the pain is this:-

Its the upper 2/3 far back teeth(grinders) they are very sensitive to hot drink only. I can chew very soft food, however, if i begin to squeeze harder, its painful, coming from the root area. I have no redness or swelling.
I can feel a slight throbbing most of the time around that area. Throughout the day,intermittently i get a pain surge till it peaks and then eases off, lasting around 10minutes.....

Ive tried certain pain killers but nothing works, but then i never know when i'll get another surge of pain.

I dont like the sound of the TN condition, if it is that, as its the nerves.

Has anyone else heard of this or experienced it.


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