Symptoms of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Common symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia include:

  • Tingling or numbness in the cheek or jaw
  • Dull aching in the teeth or jaw
  • Flashes of severe pain

A flare-up may occur for weeks or months and then disappear for a while, sometimes years. Although flare-ups can be mild, the condition may progress, causing the attacks to be longer, more frequent and more painful. For this reason, many patients also experience anxiety from the fear of returning or worsening pain.