Neuralgia teeth pain occurs due to damaged nerves. The pain can feel like a severe toothache. The nerve damage is most likely to be in the face or neck. This usually causes a burning or stabbing pain and can be moderate to severe. The most common causes of nerve damage are old age, Multiple Sclerosis, infection, or diabetes, however, there can be other causes too. The treatment of neuralgia will be dependent on what the cause is. The three types of neuralgia are postherpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia.
Often the symptoms of neuralgia can be mistaken for a toothache. This is usually why a dentist is the first port of call. Tooth pain is usually related to infection, cracks or breaks in the tooth. However, sometimes it can be neuralgia. A dentist may need to work alongside a GP to help manage the symptoms of neuralgia. The symptoms of neuralgia may make it difficult to look after your teeth and gums. Dentists can give you advice on how to maintain your oral health and look after your teeth. A dentist may also do an x-ray to check there are no underlying dental issues or to rule them out.
If you are suffering from tooth pain or are worried about any other dental symptoms then please do give our emergency dentist a call or go online to book an appointment. Our highly trained staff will assess your situation and advise you on the best course of treatment for your diagnosis. Pearl Dental Clinic are available to assist with all your dental needs.