I'm only 38 years of age and have suffered what I thought had been dental trouble for the passed 5 years on and off. The related pain is right side of my head that is at its worst at the front of my forehead, it generates down around my eye and down to my teeth (top and bottom row) generally at the rear of mouth (molar area). Its not the standard short sharp shooting pain thats generally related to Neuralgia, its a continued dull and intense ache on and off through the day that can last for many hours. The pain can move up and down my head/face and can weaken or get stronger, its driving me nuts.
I have actually had several tooth extractions which has been against my Dentist professional opinion, they wanted to try several options but I chose the quick and easy root which was take those pearly whites out. With each extraction the pain goes away for about 2 weeks but then comes back just as before with no change really (ok! the pain maybe not so intense because the lost of a tooth which simply cannot generate any pain as its not there), but the pain either moves along or continues in the gum nerve area which I understand is the main three branch Trigeminal nerve which connects near the ear and to the front of the forehead. The pain can be worst for many days and weeks or can simply disappear for long periods (months of pain free) I have had.
I have been to see the Doc who has prescribe a nerve relaxer drug, I kind of have a phobia of medicine anyway so I'm not wanting to take such a drug because of the related side effects. What makes matters more confusing is that I went to see a specialist (Neurologist) last year who said he don't think its Neuralgia and put my symptoms down to chronic stress.
So! I was wondering if anyone here suffers from this awful Neuralgia or similar symptoms who can shred some light on the subject for me.