Sometimes the pain of the face is associated with nerve endings, muscle areas, and tension in the temporomandibular joint which is associated with dental pathology. These pains are usually identified with inflammation of the trigeminal nerve. It is a symptom complex manifested by bouts of excruciating pain in one-half of the face. Facial Pain Treatment in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah can even last for years and often require constant treatment. The correct diagnosis of the treatment is essential for effective treatment.
About the Problem:
Trigeminal Neuralgia is a pain syndrome that is terribly disruptive to people’s lives. It involves recurrent episodes of facial pain. It is a relatively rare condition and people over the age of 50 or those having sclerosis have a higher prevalence. It is mainly the irritation of the trigeminal nerve which provides the face sensation. It typically affects one side of the face and can occur anywhere between the forehead and jaw area.
The problem typically begins with brief but very intense shocking sensations which can be triggered by pretty innocuous activities of daily living such as brushing one’s teeth, chewing, talking, or a draft of cold air that is hitting the face. Following are some of the symptoms:
- Affects one side of the face
- Intense attacks of electric shocks
- Triggered by common activities like chewing and talking
- It is recurrent and increases over time
- Feels like a shooting or jabbing pain
It can be extremely exhausting as they make everything like shaving, eating, brushing teeth, or even washing the face difficult.
The experts of our clinic specialize in the treatment of all forms of pain, including facial pain, and have special diagnostic equipment.
For an accurate diagnosis, a thorough examination of the patient is necessary where special attention is paid to the trigeminal nerve. If necessary, the doctor might suggest a radiography, CT scan, or MRI.
Both drug and non-drug treatments are used for the treatment. Some of the popular Facial Pain Treatment in Dubai are mentioned below:
In the early stages of the problem, it can be managed by medications however, after some time medications can lose their effectiveness. Some of the medications include:
- Tegretol (Carbamazepine)
- Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine)
- Neurontin (Gabapentin)
- Dilantin (Phenytoin)
It is recommended to selectively target the fibers of sensory nerves to denervate. It is performed by inserting the needle through the neck which passes into the foramen ovale and arrives at the root of the ganglion and acts as an electrode.
People can target the affected areas with Botulinum Toxin. It works over a course of 10 to 20 days in the first week after the treatment it will make the pain bearable and after a few more days the pain will completely disappear. It has given results so satisfactory that many patients have quit their medications completely.
The cost of Facial Pain Treatment in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah can range from AED 499 to AED 4999. The cost of treatment varies depending on the type of treatment used and the complexity of the procedure. The doctor will determine the actual cost after the initial consultation.
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