I am getting electric shock sensations in my gum on the left side, what is causing this

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 26 - September - 2011, at 23:42 PM

  • Sensations can be either due to hot and cold food stuffs or can be because of Trigeminal neuralgia. When the dentin and pulp is exposed, then it causes sensitivity to hot and cold foods. Hot and cold sensitivity can be because of some large cavity or some gum problem. Filling or root canal treatment is done in case of sensitivity to hot and cold food stuffs. If the pain is excruciating, then it can be because of trigeminal neuralgia. In case of trigeminal neuralgia, there is intense, severe throbbing pain present and there are some trigger zones present in this condition.  Initial diagnosis is very important in case of trigeminal neuralgia and clinical examination is required for it. You can refer to a specialist if it is because of trigeminal neuralgia.  Anticonvulsive meds or surgery may be required for its treatment.  Without clinical examination, we can’t give a confirm diagnosis. For more info on dental pain and tooth ache, you can refer to following article….   http://www.identalhub.com/article_why-dental-pain-or-toothache-87.aspx

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