From a specific area of the face
Facial pain can arise from a particular area of the face, or it may spread from another part of the head.
Doctors often describe facial pain into one of many types, including:
- Dental pain, which relates to problems with the teeth and gums
- nerve pain, or neuralgia, which links to diseases that alter the facial nerves
- temporomandibular pain, which links to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the tissues of the jaw
- vascular pain, which occurs due to problems with blood vessels and blood flow
In this article, we explore some general causes of facial pain. We also discuss when to see a doctor, diagnosis, and self-care.
People who experience recurring headaches should consider seeing a doctor. Treatment varies depending on the type of headache but can include making suitable lifestyle changes and taking certain medications to prevent painful episodes and reduce symptoms.