Many of the conditions related to trigeminal neuralgia share similar symptoms and signs, but are not caused by pressure on the trigeminal nerve. In fact, some patients undergo many unnecessary dental procedures until a correct diagnosis is made.
Shooting, sudden facial pain can oftentimes be misdiagnosed as these common conditions related to trigeminal neuralgia:
- Dental problems
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- Facial shingles/herpes zoster
- Facial reflex sympathetic dystrophy
With careful screening and diagnosis, patients can get the chronic pain treatment they need. Trust Florida Hospital to accurately diagnose your symptoms.