In addition to classical Trigeminal Neuralgia (see that section of this website) there are several other forms of chronic oral and / or facial pain that result from pathological nerve activity. These include glossopharyngeal neuralgia, geniculate neuralgia, post-herpetic neuralgia, and others.
Like TN, these other cranial neuralgias are often misdiagnosed and mistreated. Thorough evaluation by a qualifed and experienced clinician is essential to avoid delays and disgnosis and to arrive at an effective treatment plan.
Dr. Sirois is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Oral Medicine, earned the PhD in Neuroscience focusing on nerve injury, and is an internationally recognized researcher and clinician focusing on chronic facial pain. He is also Co-Deputy Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the Neuropathic Facial Pain - Trigeminal Neuralgia Association.
If you are experiencing chronic oral or facial painand think you might have TN, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sirois for a thorough evaluation.
For more information on the cranial neuralgias, please visit the websites below which contain credible information for patients:
Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (http://www.fpa-support.org/)
Trigeminal (and other) Neuralgia Resources: http://facial-neuralgia.org/default.htm
National Institutes of Health: