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Trigeminal Neuralgia: The New Medicinal Treatment Modalities

A Kumar, V Kumar, M Goel, A Hooda, A Dahiya

Citation Information : Kumar A, Kumar V, Goel M, Hooda A, Dahiya A. Trigeminal Neuralgia: The New Medicinal Treatment Modalities. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2015; 9 (3):149-152.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-9-3-149

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Trigeminal neuralgia has been considered as a painful condition since long time. Pain is perceived in one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve, mostly unilaterally. Pain is shooting, lancinating, sharp, agonizing and described as an electric shock. Usually lasts seconds to minutes with repetitive bursts every few seconds. The patient is symptom-free between the attacks. Common evidence can be the trigger effect of some routinely actions involving territories innervated by the affected root, such as speaking, swallowing, chewing, brushing the teeth, or sensitive stimuli applied in these regions like simple light touch, cold, or an air blow. Medicinal therapy is the main stay of treatment in trigeminal neuralgia. This review focuses on the drug therapy in neuralgic patients.

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