Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is one of the most painful disorders known and is commonly referred to as the suicide disease. The trigeminal nerve is responsible for the transmission of all sensory information from the face and head. This includes but is not limited to temperature, pain, and pressure sensation. Most of us experience the benefits of the trigeminal nerve, we are able to feel the wind on our cheeks as it blows by, or we can feel the classic grandmother cheek-pinch, but we are able to tolerate the pain and it subsides quickly. If the nerve bundle becomes irritated or damaged it can being to malfunction in extremely painful ways. The once soft wind can feel like sensations of slicing, stabbing, burning, lacerating pain in the mouth, teeth, eye, cheek and ear and can last several hours.