Owasso Trigeminal Neuralgia
The trigeminal nerve is the largest nerve of the twelve nerves in the head and neck. It communicates between the brain and the face, eyes, and teeth. It has three primary branches, and its name, “trigeminal,” basically means “three parts.”
The main branch of the trigeminal nerve originates from the brain stem, and it splits into three branches. The top branch is the ophthalmic branch. It goes in to the eyeball. The second branch goes to the face, and this one is the maxillary branch. The third branch which supports the mandible is called the mandibular branch, and this controls the muscles used for chewing.
Trigeminal neuralgia is the pain which stems from this nerve. Many doctors treat this condition with medication. The latest and most effective treatment technique, however, can be provided by a well-trained dentist. This trigeminal neuralgia treatment does not involve medication or surgery.
The trigeminal nerve carries sensation from the face to the brain. Trigeminal neuralgia is most common in women over the age of 50. Symptoms range from mild to severe facial pain, and the pain is often triggered by chewing, speaking, or brushing the teeth.
As trigeminal neuralgia is very painful, proper treatment is essential in order to improve the quality of life. In many instances, the cause of trigeminal neuralgia stems from a misaligned bite. Dr. Lim treats trigeminal neuralgia by correcting the bite to take pressure off the nerve.
Watch the video below to see how Dr. Lim has helped one patient to get relief after eight years of debilitating trigeminal neuralgia.
If you are struggling with trigeminal neuralgia or TMJ pain, Dr. Lim can help you by using medication-free treatment techniques. Call us or request an appointment to schedule a visit.