The Changing Face of Trigeminal Neuralgia

A Narrative Review

Stine Maarbjerg MD, PhD; Rafael Benoliel BDS (Hons)


Headache. 2021;61(6):817-837. 

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TN can mimic dental pain quite well, and up to a quarter of cases will initially consult a dentist.[28] Indeed, 33%–65% of TN cases may undergo unwarranted dental interventions; up to 12% may be eventually rendered edentulous.[14,28] Invasive dental treatment must not be performed when no positive anamnestic, clinical, and radiographic signs indicate it.