Trigeminal Neuralgia

Chronic Pain, My Teeth And The Dentist: Getting A Filling When You Have Trigeminal Neuralgia

My main problem with going to the dentist is that the biggest trigger for my TN is pretty much anything to do with my mouth, so that includes eating, touching my face, sometimes even speaking and - the second problem here - brushing my teeth. You might notice the vicious cycle here: I can't brush my teeth as well as I'd like and I don't want to visit the dentist in case that hurts as well.

Trigeminal Neuralgia

From Trigeminal Neuralgia, With Love: What I Have Gained From Living With Chronic Pain For Three Years

Sometimes, you need to take a look at the whole picture, the bad and the good. If I weigh up what TN has taken from me, I can see that it has given me just as much back in return. I wouldn't change my life, not even the most painful moments.