Atypical trigeminal neuralgia (ATN), or type 2 trigeminal neuralgia is one form of trigeminal neuralgia. It refers to the disorder of the fifth cranial nerve. Usually, this type of trigeminal neuralgia is difficult to diagnose.
The possible symptoms of ATN including migraine-like headache, dental problems and mild or severe pain in one or in all three trigeminal nerve branches, affecting teeth, ears, sinuses, cheeks, forehead, upper and lower jaws, behind the eyes, and scalp.
It should be noticed that symptoms of atypical trigeminal neuralgia can overlap with several other disorders, therefore, it may be misdiagnosed as other disease such as temporomandibular joint disorder.
If you have some possible symptoms of atypical trigeminal neuralgia, you should consult your doctor for advice.
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