New to TN. Does it cause gumline swelling? Pls help! In pain & swollen. Thanks for all answers! 😊

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My entire upper left gumline above my gums and teeth is swollen and my cheek and face are swollen. Pain is severe and throbbing. Please help! I'm in a lot of pain and don't know if I should go to my Neurologist or my dentist (does not seem to be an abscess because no redness on gums, no bleeding, no root in tooth where most of pain is over the gum line). Want to verify TN can cause swelling in some individuals. Have read it can cause it. Can anyone who suffers TN confirm? I also have MS. Thank you SO much for quick responses!!! They are TRULY appreciated!!!

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    I honestly dnt know much about the swelling I have researched a lot lately as I also have started to have pain I have not read about anyone having swelling. What has your dentist said?

    This is all new to me all I know is its been a nightmare I've just started amitriptyline it's an anti depressant which apparently interferes with the messages from your nerves being sent to your brain. This is just to tide me over until my referral comes through which can take weeks. Yesterday I thought the medication was working but today's not so good.

    I can't sympathise enough it's awful when you get no answers everything with this seems to be such a long process.

    Wish you well just don't give up go to your dentist and gp amd demand a referral asap. There is also medication they can try you on in the mean time

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    I agree, go to your dentist asap, if you say it's an emergency they will get you in straight away. You can always go to your neurologist after if they don't find anything. Best of luck x

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    Dentists - definitely first port of call, ask for an emergency appt. - If you go to the doctors and you need an x-ray they will send you to the nearest hospital but the dentist can do one there and then.
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    There are several salivary glands in the mouth, one (each side) is situated in the cheek near your pre-molars and molars and almost at the gum line. It may be that you have a small blockage, stone or infection it. It would swell if enough gunk is present, and it could cause enough compression of the nearest TN endings to cause you significant pain. Speak to your GP about an ENT referral.

    Good luck.

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