Dental hygienists should be able to recognize the symptoms of this neuropathic pain condition and adapt the provision of care to avoid triggering pain in this patient population.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Define trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and identify its etiology.
- Note the methods of diagnosis for TN.
- List treatment options for trigeminal neuralgia.
- Discuss responsibilities of the dental hygienist related to patients with trigeminal neuralgia.
This course was issued in May 2021 and expires May 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.