Teeth and Tn

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I have just been diagnosed with TN is it normal that my teeth feel sensitive?

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    I've just been diagonised to and I have sensitive teeth as well. Mine gets worse with the so called magic tooth pastes that cure sensitivity. The only think that I can get to sooth it is holding yoghurt over them... Odd I know but it works!
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    Hi Stephen, yes it is. Most people think they have a severe dental problem and get their teeth checked/extracted before they get a proper diagnosis. I am sitting here feeling as though 4 of the big back teeth are falling out with severe infections, the pain starts by my ear and works its way down to below my jaw where I have a large swelling - also very painful. I am still waiting for my doc to sort out some meds - my 3rd attach in 10 months and I can see why they call it the suicide illness! I wish you luck.
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    Hi, I have TN for over 10 years. At first I didn't know what it was just like you all. At first the pain wasn't too bad. It was like a bad toothache but it comes and goes and never did stay long enough for me to worry. After about 3 years of that it finally came and stayed and the pain got worse and worse. It was then I was diagnosed with TN. I do have the electric shock pain. I have been on 5 or 6 different medications. I am currently taken Trileptal 300 mg twice a day. Sometime the pain is so bad I take it 3 times a day. For the past two weeks my face has been electrocuted by this horrific pain for 30 minutes to over an hour on every attack. I know of one lady who also has TN. She told me she has been pain free for the past 14 months by taking her medication along with applying Capsaicin cream .1%. I went and bought the cream and applied it on yesterday. I did not have a flare up except one time and during that time it only lasted about 10 minutes vs over 30 minutes before. This morning while brushing my teeth I had another flare up. I put on Capsaicin cream and the pain stop after 5 minutes and I have not had another flare up for today. I am applying the cream 3 times a day and continue to take my medication. It seems to work for me. If you decide to use Capsaicin please read the instruction. This cream is very very hot and will burn your skin if you use too much. The cream comes with a .025%, .075% or .1% potency. I decided to use the highest potency of .1% because my pain was very intense of electric shock to my face. Please use tissue paper to apply and do not get it in your eye. I can't say enough how this cream has helped me the past two days. I hope it will help you too.  Good luck!!!
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    Yes, that is where my attacks start - dont be misled into thinking you have dental problems.
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