Trigeminal Neuralgia – The Role of the Dentist
Trigeminal Neuralgia is a chronic pain condition affecting the Trigeminal nerve and is associated with a variety of conditions. It affects approximately 70 people per 100,000, with a higher incidence in people over 50 years of age, and is more common in women than men.
So, what is the role of the dentist in the diagnosis and treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia?
In this in-depth clinical presentation, Dr. Tom Shackleton, a General Dentist from Calgary AB with a focus in oral medicine and orofacial pain, presents his experience with this debilitating condition. Dr. Shackleton walks through the key characteristics of both Type 1 and Type 2 Trigeminal Neuralgia, the triggers for onset, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, treatment options and more.
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