Some people suffer from dull or severe pain in one or both the sides of the face, or the forehead. This is Facial Pain. This pain may be caused by a disorder of the nerves, any physical trauma or injury, an infection in any part of the face, etc.
The major factors which can trigger facial pain are:
- Tooth abscess: when pus is formed in the gums near the root of an infected tooth. This can cause facial pain. Visit Oral Health Care Specialist regularly.
- A cluster headache is a neurological disease in which extremely severe pain of the head and face is involved
- Herpes zoster is a viral infection in which extremely painful rashes and blisters are formed on the skin. This might cause facial pain too.
- A hard blow to the face which causes internal or external injury
- A migraine is a condition in which headaches and nausea occur frequently, this causes facial pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome, a condition involving chronic and severe pain
- Sinusitis is a condition in which the paranasal sinuses become inflamed due to allergy or infection
- Trigeminal neuralgia: is a disorder which causes pain on the face starting from the facial nerves
- Temporomandibular joint disorder, in which the temporomandibular joint, which attaches the skull to the mandible becomes inflamed. Get Oral Health Free Dental Advice!
The treatment for facial pain varies according to the exact cause. Firstly, the precise cause of the condition is identified by the physician, and then treatment measures are prescribed. To identify the cause of the facial pain, the following measures would be taken:
- X-rays of the teeth, jaw, sinuses, etc
- If the physician suspects any link with heart disease, then an ECG would be taken
- If glaucoma is assumed, then tonometry would be required
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