Do you suffer from intense pain from even mild contact with your face? This problem can make simple things like dental care, eating, washing your face, putting on makeup or even speaking extremely painful. Although the attacks are often relatively short, the discomfort can be debilitating, and the attacks can increase in length and severity as time goes on. You may experience a sensation similar to a sudden electric shock or a constant burning feeling as the attacks increase. This condition is called trigeminal neuralgia. It can affect every area of the face. It is more prevalent among women than men and occurs most frequently in people aged 50 and over. The issue is the result of pressure on the trigeminal nerve located at the base of the head and may be the result of arterial pressure or a symptom of a cyst or tumor, an injury, multiple sclerosis or a similar condition.
Dr. Oscar Muñiz, Dr. Bernardo Roblesgil and our team offer trigeminal neuralgia treatment in The Woodlands, Texas. Depending on the cause and nature of your condition, our oral surgeons may suggest using therapeutic drugs or, if necessary, surgery. There is no reason to continue to live with the pain of trigeminal neuralgia any longer. Contact our Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands at 281-419-3223 to schedule your visit today.