Chronic Pain

 

Dental/Oral Conditions seen frequently which can cause chronic pain:

Non-Dental conditions which can cause pain in the teeth or oral structures.

Infrequently seen painful conditions

Trigeminal Neuralgia

This very painful condition typically manifests itself as sharp, electric, lightning-bolt pain in the face, which can be triggered by touching the face, by a puff of wind, or it may come on spontaneously. It may be regular or very sporadic. True trigeminal neuraldia seems to be associated at times with pressure against the trigeminal nerve near its exit from the skull.

Atypical Facial Pain

This type of pain is more difficult to characterize, and depending upon the method of classification used may have several sub-categories, such as myofascial pain, idiopathic pain, and other types of rare pain. Idiopathic means that the cause is unknown.